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Annabel Report 27 Jun 2018 14:14

How would some one born in 1882 have a army pension in 1911



KathleenBell Report 27 Jun 2018 20:54

Was he perhaps injured and pensioned out of the army? Or it could be that he had served for 11 or 12 years which would entitle him to some sort of pension even if it was not a full pension.

Kath. x


PatinCyprus Report 28 Jun 2018 09:24

He was old enough to be in the 2nd Boer War 1899 - 1902 .

Was he injured whilst a reservist as there was a general call for reservists in 1907 and my grandfather answered the call and joined up in August 1907 aged 17. He was released in June 1908 aged 18 and was placed in the special reserves. He served in WW1.

As Kath states he had to have either done enough years to be awarded a pension or was injured whilst serving.


Annabel Report 28 Jun 2018 13:13

In 1903 when he was married was a carman, on the 1911 census carman army pensioner legally deaf. we can not pin his birth down on the 1939 census date of birth 4/6/1883



ArgyllGran Report 28 Jun 2018 17:15

If you like to tell us his name, we'll have a look.
Sometimes different eyes can see things.

Do you mean that 4/6/1883 was actually his birth date, or is that the date given in 1939?

Oh yes, you said he was born 1882, so 4/6/1883 must be what's shown in 1939 ????


PatinCyprus Report 28 Jun 2018 20:26

An explosion or noise from firing a rifle can make a person deaf. He would have failed the medical for the army if he was deaf so the deafness must have been happened in the army.

You now have the reason for the pension from the army.