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Stephen Report 5 Feb 2018 10:38

Does anybody know how to find out why a relative (Father) was rejected on health grounds when called up in World War 2?


KathleenBell Report 5 Feb 2018 10:56

I would imagine that they only way you would find out is if there are some service records in his name. Unfortunately WW2 records are not online. They are still with the MOD.

Here is a link that tells you how to order them:-

They cost £30 and can take a few months to arrive.

Do you have an elderly relative who might know?

Kath. x


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 5 Feb 2018 13:06

It could be anything. My father was rejected as he had flat feet!


Andysmum Report 5 Feb 2018 15:43

Mine was rejected as he apparently had a patch on his lung, where at some point he had TB. This was the first he knew about it!!


Kay???? Report 11 Feb 2018 22:12

Poor eye sight,

Hearing problems.

Mental stability.

Phyical problems..back.,,legs.etc..

anything from a long list.

If he was rejected he wont have any service records as none would have been drawn up.