Catalogue description Royal Hospital, Chelsea: Disability and Royal Artillery Out-Pensions, Admission Books

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Reference: WO 116
Title: Royal Hospital, Chelsea: Disability and Royal Artillery Out-Pensions, Admission Books
Description:

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.

Date: 1715-1913
Arrangement:

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)
Language: English
Creator:

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Unpublished finding aids: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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