Catalogue description Royal Hospital, Chelsea: Disability and Royal Artillery Out-Pensions, Admission Books
|Title:||Royal Hospital, Chelsea: Disability and Royal Artillery Out-Pensions, Admission Books|
These are registers of the award of out-pensions of the Royal Hospital Chelsea to soldiers discharged from the Regular Army or the Militia on account of disability. In each case a brief description of the pensioner is given together with age, place of birth, particulars of service and the reason for discharge.
Records within this series are available to download as digital microfilm .
The entries are made chronologically according to the date of the Pension Board which decided the eligibility of, and the rate of pension to be granted to, each man; this was generally the date of the soldier's discharge from the Army.
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Legal status:||Public Record(s)|
Royal Hospital Chelsea, 1682-
|Physical description:||252 volume(s)|
|Restrictions on use:||Originally subject to 75 year closure.|
|Access conditions:||Available in digital format unless otherwise stated|
|Selection and destruction information:||Registers for 1914-1955, when responsibility for distributing pensions passed to the Ministry of Pensions, were not selected for permanent preservation.|
|Unpublished finding aids:||
There is, in the reading rooms at The National Archives, Kew, a partial name index (to WO 116/41-59, 125-129).
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