Extracts from British Army Pension records for Wade Mould (1891-1962)
Calledupforservice6Mar1916,Leicester,age24years120days.Fulladdress3AWatlingStreet,Leicester. Height5feet41/2inches(1.65m).Chestmeasurement33inches(84cm)whenfullyexpanded,rangeof expansion 2 inches (5cm). Wife Jane Mould formerly Coveney, married 27/11/1916 (sic. It was 1915).Assigned4thWorksCompanyDevonRegiment15Mar1916.Transferredto311th(H.S.)LabourCompany28 Apr 1917.Dischargednolongerphysicallyfitforwarservice6Feb1918.Disability"Lossofthumb,firstandsecond fingersofthelefthand".Originofdisabilitygivenas"about1908"inSheffield."Hestateshewasworkingata planingmachinewhenhelosthisfingers."TheopinionoftheMedicalBoardrecordsthatapensionclaimwas not due to military service. Degree of disablement assessed as less than 20%.TheDisablementPensionawardsheetrecordsadegreeofdisablementas10%anda£20gratuitypaid(worth around £1,320 today).Source: British Army WW1 Pension Records 1914-1920
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