Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Advice to the Medically Rejected

Thursday 2nd March 1916: Now that conscription is being introduced the War Office has found it necessary to clarify the situation in respect of those men who have volunteered for military service but have been rejected on medical grounds. The following announcement, which is to be displayed on posters across the country, has been issued:

“Where a man considers he is exempt from military service on the ground that he has offered himself for enlistment and has been medically rejected for military service since 14th August 1915, he must produce a rejection certificate duly completed and signed, which is recognised as good by the military authorities. If a man cannot produce such a certificate, he must (unless he has duly applied to a local tribunal for an exemption certificate) report himself as directed on the notice paper, Army Form W.3,236.”

Source: Bedfordshire Standard, 3rd March 1916

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