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Sergt W. Perry 5th South Staffs


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Would anyone know what the section filled in for "Cause of Discharge" means on this card.

Thanks Mark

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He was transferred to Class P(T) Army Reserve.

Class P Reserve and Class P(T) were introduced by Army Order 355/16.

These classes consisted of men

- ‘whose services are deemed to be temporarily of more value to the country in civil life rather than in the Army’

- and who were not lower than medical grade C iii

- and as a result of having served in the Army or TF would, if discharged, be eligible for a pension on the grounds of disability or length of service.

Men in Classes P and P(T) were, for the purposes of pay, allowances, gratuity and pension treated as if they been discharged on the date of their transfer to Class P or P(T); that is, they did receive money from the Army. Other terms and conditions were as for Class W.

Class W was ‘for all those soldiers whose services are deemed to be more valuable to the country in civil rather than military employment’. Men in these classes were to receive no emoluments from army funds and were not to wear uniform. They were liable at any time to be recalled to the colours. From the time a man was transferred to Class W until being recalled to the colours, he was not subject to military discipline.

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Thanks Chris,

I have him wounded on 3/4/16.

Mark

He was transferred to Class P(T) Army Reserve.

Class P Reserve and Class P(T) were introduced by Army Order 355/16.

These classes consisted of men

- ‘whose services are deemed to be temporarily of more value to the country in civil life rather than in the Army’

- and who were not lower than medical grade C iii

- and as a result of having served in the Army or TF would, if discharged, be eligible for a pension on the grounds of disability or length of service.

Men in Classes P and P(T) were, for the purposes of pay, allowances, gratuity and pension treated as if they been discharged on the date of their transfer to Class P or P(T); that is, they did receive money from the Army. Other terms and conditions were as for Class W.

Class W was ‘for all those soldiers whose services are deemed to be more valuable to the country in civil rather than military employment’. Men in these classes were to receive no emoluments from army funds and were not to wear uniform. They were liable at any time to be recalled to the colours. From the time a man was transferred to Class W until being recalled to the colours, he was not subject to military discipline.

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