25th County of London Cyclist Battalion
The London Regiment


Roland AUSTIN


Service Papers

Pte, 1/25th London, No. 741206
Address :- Hill View, Shirley, Nr Croydon. Plus an address crossed out :- 202 Sandringham Blgs, Charing Cross Rd, London WC2.
Age last birthday - 21
First joined - 9 Nov 1916, Fulham SW.
Next of kin - Flora Austin, mother.
Last employer - F. de Jong & Co, Camden Town.
Industrial Group before joining - #37, Draughtsman.
Medical Category - A1
Countries served - India. Departed Devonport 1 Aug 1916, disembarked Bombay 4 Sep 1916.
Service table - H.M.A.T. Ulysses 31/7/1916 to 2/9/1916
                       Bangalore 4/9/1916 to 1/12/1916
                       Burhan 7/12/1916
                       Notation -  This table is obviously incomplete as he served in other areas including the 
                       Waziristan campaign in 1917 which is noted in his medical records as being from 26 May to 14 Aug 1917.

Medical conditions - Malaria, debility. Waziristan F. Force July 1917.
Hospitals admitted - Bangalore, 16 - 27 Oct 1916, I,C.T. ankle.
                                Tank, 18th Brit. Gen 14 Aug 1918; 
                                Rawal Pindi Station Hosp - Tranferred 18 Aug 1917; 
                                Murree 14 Sep 1917 - 6 Oct 1917 Malaria, 
                                Jutogh, 
                                Dagshai 8 Aug 1818 - 24 Aug 1818 left knee , 
                                Aldershot 1 Jun 1919 - 5 Jun 1919 Malaria.
Malaria Case Sheet - see service papers.
Embarked for the UK on HT Indarra on 9 May 1919 as unfit to stand another hot weather in India.   Nominal roll  - India to UK.
Statements as to Disability
               - Disability discovered or claimed - Malaria.
               - Present condition - Been in hospital several times. Last attack Oct 1918.
               - Disability attributable to - Service during present war.
               - Degree of disablement - 30%
               - Place of Examination - Jullundur, 14 Mar 1919, Aldershot 2 Jun 1919.
Disembodied on demobilisation - 5 July 1919.


Acknowledgements

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