In the First World War, over 1.5 million British personnel were wounded, many of them more than once. Many of these individuals were discharged from the services with some form of pension. Files concerning these pensioners were still in existence until the latter part of the 20th Century but the vast majority were destroyed many years ago. What survives is held at The National Archives in record series PIN 26.
The first 203 files in PIN 26 were selected for preservation in the early 1970s. The sample – which was described at not ‘representative’ – was taken from some 7,000 linear feet of records that were still held by the Department of Health and Social Security at the time. 1 Continue reading »
- 1. PRO 57/2122 ^