Ministry of Pensions and successors: Selected First World War Pensions Award Files

PIN 26
Ministry of Pensions and successors: Selected First World War Pensions Award Files

This series contains a representative selection of case files of the Ministry of Pensions and successors concerning war disability pension awards.

The cases selected cover all types of disability pensions awarded after the First World War, and include files for serving men and officers, army, navy and air force, widows and dependants, and nurses.


  • The files have been transferred in two major tranches:
  • PIN 26/1-203. These pieces (transferred to the PRO in 1975) have been listed in order of the date of termination of pension, or death; details of the type of award and other relevant information are indicated by a selection code letter.
  • PIN 26/204-22756. These pieces (transferred to the PRO between 1989 and 1997) have been listed slightly differently. The list gives the covering dates of each file, the name of the individual, and an indication of the nature of the disability. In some cases, abbreviations have been used to indicate this, and are as follows:
  • CSOM - Chronic Supperative Otitis Media
  • DAH - Disease of action of the heart
  • GP - Gun-powder injury
  • GSW - Gun-shot wound
  • ICT - Injury caused to
  • POW - Prisoner of War
  • PNO PUO PVO - Pyrexia of unknown origin
  • TB - Tuberculosis
  • VDH - Valvular disease of heart

Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Ministry of Pensions, Awards Division, 1917-1944
Ministry of Pensions, Awards Division (Blackpool), 1949-1951
Ministry of Pensions, General Administration Division, 1917-1944
Ministry of Pensions, General Division, 1944-1949
Ministry of Pensions, Great War, Civilian and Mercantile Awards Division, 1944-1949
Ministry of Pensions, New Services Awards Division, 1944-1949
Ministry of Pensions, Pensions Policy and General Division, 1949-1953
Ministry of Pensions, Rehabilitation and Welfare and London Awards Division, 1949-1951
Physical description:
22829 file(s)
Access conditions:
Selection and destruction information:
Following expert advice, a 2% representative selection of surviving material has been made for permanent preservation.
Unpublished finding aids:
An alphabetical coded index is available for the first 203 files in this series. Please speak to staff at the enquiry desk for the precise location.

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