Ministry of Pensions: First World War Widows' Pensions Forms

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Ministry of Pensions: First World War Widows' Pensions Forms

This series consists of a random sample of First World War widows' and dependents' pensions forms created by the Ministry of Pensions.

Each file contains approximately 50 forms. The forms give personal details of each serviceman's name, place of residence, particulars of service and the date, place and cause of death or injury. The forms also give details of the assessment of, and entitlement to, pensions awards, the amount awarded, and the length of time for which the award is granted. Some forms contain details of awards of mourning grants, and copies of death certificates.


The list is arranged in alphabetical order of serviceman's name. The soldier's regiment is given in the description column after the name, and the cause of death is given in the disability column. The covering dates given are for the range of forms in each file.

Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Ministry of Pensions, Awards Division, 1917-1944
Ministry of Pensions, General Administration Division, 1917-1944
Physical description:
183 file(s)
Physical condition:
Researchers are asked to note that many of the forms in this series are fragile, and care must be exercised when handling them.
Access conditions:
Selection and destruction information:
The forms ultimately passed to the Department of Health and Social Security where the decision (with the agreement of the Public Record Office) to sample the forms was taken, and the remaining forms destroyed. The files in this series are a random sample of less than one twelfth of the estimated 100,000 files that originally existed.
Series is not accruing.
Unpublished finding aids:
An alphabetical index of abbreviations used in the list is available. Please speak to staff at the enquiry desk for the precise location.

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