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RaySearching

Could someone please interpret the following disability

 

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Source snip from pension doc on Ancestry

 

 

Thanks Ray

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Looks like Rheumatics to me, but is that too easy?

 

BillyH.

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Looks like Rheumatics to me too, the c having been corrected from an e.

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I agree with BillyH and SeaJane  - a general term that could cover everything from rheumatoid arthritis to rheumatic fever and everything in between.

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RaySearching

Many thanks Billy Jane and David 

 

The soldier in question was discharged from duty  with the above disability

and died two years later  so not likely to be the cause of death ?

 

Ray

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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr
4 minutes ago, RaySearching said:

The soldier in question was discharged from duty  with the above disability

and died two years later  so not likely to be the cause of death ?

It could have been related, but without knowing the specifics, this is just my speculation:

Severe rheumatoid arthritis ( if that's what it was) isn't just a disease of joints, but a disease of collagen which occurs in every organ in the body-eyes, lungs, heat , kidneys, so sufferers are more at risk from a wide variety of diseases, many of which can shorten life.

Rheumatic fever (a totally unrelated condition to RA),  can result  in joint and heart damage, the latter can also prove fatal.

If you know the specifics of the cause of death, we could figure out if it was possibly related.

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RaySearching

Thanks Dai

 

Will back track  and  see if there any other records relating to his demise

 

 

 

Ray

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