Reasons for Disability

August 19, 2012 at 12:15 am Leave a comment

Page five of William’s record gave the specific reasons for his disability discharge:

  • General debility
  • The result of long military service, of which 19 and 1/2 years were in India
  • Incurred in and by the service
  • Caused by climate and military service
  • constitution well-worn and will be able to contribute in a minor degree only to self-support
  • Not aggravated by vice or intemperance
  • Unfit for further service
  • Discharged June 11, 1877

Page six of the record summarized William’s physical condition and noted his complexion was sallow and his hair was gray. His occupation was sawyer, or one who made trees into boards. He was 39 and 7/12 years of age.

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William’s Army Discharge – 1877 Two Births – and a Death – in Perth

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