British WW1 Demobilization Codes

Sub-para (Roman) Sub-para (Arabic) Cause of Discharge

(i) (1) References on enlistment being unsatisfactory
(ii) (2) Having been irregularly enlisted
(iii) (3) Not being likely to become an efficient soldier
(iv) (4) Having been claimed as an apprentice
(v) (5) Having claimed it on payment of £10 within three months of his attestation
(vi) (6) Having made a mis-statement as to age on enlistment
(vii) (7) Having been claimed for wife desertion
(viii) (8) Having made a false answer on attestation
(ix) (9) Unfitted for the duties of the corps
(x) (10) Having been convicted by the civil power of _____, or of an offence committed before enlistment
(xi) (11) For misconduct
(xii) (12) Having been sentenced to penal servitude
(xiii) (13) Having been sentenced to be discharged with ignominy
(xiv) (14) At his own request, on payment of _____ under Article 1130 (i), Pay Warrant
(xv) (15) Free, after ____ years’ service under Article 1130 (ii), Pay Warrant
(xvi) (16) No longer physically fit for war service
(xvia) (16a) Surplus to military requirements (having suffered impairment since entry into the service)
(xviii) (18) At his own request after 18 years’ service (with a view to pension under the Pay Warrant)
(xix) (19) For the benefit of the the public service after 18 years’ service (with a view to pension under the Pay Warrant)
(xx) (20) Inefficiency after 18 years’ service (with a view to pension under the Pay Warrant)
(xxi) (21) The termination of his ____ period of engagement
(xxii) (22) With less than 21 years’ service towards engagement, but with 21 or more years’ service towards pension
(xxiii) (23) Having claimed discharge after three months’ notice
(xxiv) (24) Having reached the age for discharge
(xxv) (25) His services being no longer required
(xxva) (25a) Surplus to military requirements (Not having suffered impairment since entry into the service)
(xxvi) (26) At his own request after 21 (or more) years’ service (with a view to pension under the Pay Warrant)
(xxvii) (27) After 21 (or more) years’ qualifying service for pension, and with 5 (or more) years’ service as warrant officer (with a view to pension under the Pay Warrant)
(xxviii) (28) On demobilization

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