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Middlesex man temporarily discharged 1916 - later service?

Pat Atkins

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A wild goose chase? G/16089 Pte Frederick Atkins, 22nd Middlesex Regt, was discharged on 24.5.1916 as "temporarily unfit for general service for 12 months" according to his pension records. He'd enlisted in July 1915. I would much appreciate any guidance re finding details of his later service, if any. I'm assuming that, once discharged by the 22nd Middlesex, he would have been conscripted on the expiry of this period (presumably subject to a medical board) into a regiment selected arbitrarily, rather than the same unit.


Also, any insights into this temporary lay-off business? Alas, the handwriting re the specific KR is illegible to me, but I'm guessing KR para 392 (cc) "Recruits with more than three months service considered unfit for further military service". I'm attaching an image from his pension docs on Ancestry which is slightly more legible and includes the word "Immature" (I think). He was 19 years and 1 month on enlistement.


Cheers, Pat



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