Catalogue description Ministry of Pensions and successors: Selected Second World War Pensions Award Files

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Reference: PIN 80
Title: Ministry of Pensions and successors: Selected Second World War Pensions Award Files
Description:

This series consists of Ministry of Pensions case files of war disability pension awards for pensionable service during the Second World War.

The files concern men and officers serving in the Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, Royal Marines, mercantile marine and home guard as well as widows and dependents. It also includes some files concerning servicemen or non-combatants who were prisoners of war in the Far East.

The files contain medical records, accounts of how and where illnesses, injuries, disabilities and fatalities occurred and some individuals' personal accounts of incidents and events. Conduct sheets are included recording place of birth, age, names of parents and siblings, religion, physical attributes, material and parental status.

Date: 1907-1995
Arrangement:

Arrangement is by service, rank and alphabetical order by surname

  • Abbreviations used are as follows:
  • GSW - Gun shot wound
  • POW - Prisoner of War

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

Department of Health and Social Security, 1968-1988

Department of Health and Social Security, War Pensions and Industrial Injuries Division, 1971-1973

Department of Health and Social Security, War Pensions Department, 1968-1971

Department of Social Security, 1988-2001

Ministry of Pensions and National Insurance, War Pensions Branch, 1953-1966

Ministry of Pensions, Awards Division, 1917-1944

Ministry of Pensions, Awards Division, 1951-1952

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 Division, Awards, 1952-1953

Ministry of Pensions, Pensions Policy and General Division, 1949-1953

Ministry of Pensions, Rehabilitation and Welfare and London Awards Division, 1949-1951

Ministry of Social Security, War Pensions Department, 1966-1968

Physical description: 71 file(s)
Access conditions: Open
Immediate source of acquisition:

Department of Social Security , from 1999

Selection and destruction information: This series comprises a two per cent sample of Second World War pensions awards files.
Accruals: Series is not accruing.

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