Discharge of recruit form

An army form used for discharge of a soldier ‘not likely to become an efficient soldier’, (Catalogue ref: MH 106/2101)


Army Form B.204

Application for Discharge of a Recruit as not likely to become

an efficient Soldier


  1. If passed by examining medical officer, but rejected by an approving officer.
  2. If considered unfit for service within three months of enlistment.
  3. If a non-European soldier of troops in the Colonies is considered to become an efficient soldier

This form will be accompanied by the Recruit’s Attestation.

—————————————————————————————————————-Regiment              2/2 West Riding Field Ambulance R.A.M.C. (T)

No.   530                      Name Moss William Oliver

Date of Attestation       9th December 1915 [corrected to 1914]

Age                      19 years 2 months

Height                   5 feet 9 inches

Weight                  lbs

Chest                    Girth when fully expanded      34½ inches

Measurement        Range of expansion                3½ inches

Passed at   Emmanuel Institute      Recruiting Area or Station       Leeds

Medically examined by C.W. Eames, Major R.A.M.C. (T)

Approved by C.W. Eames, Major R.A.M.C. (T)


Cause of objection to be fully stated here:

This man has a weakly acting heart, beating 108 to the minute: he is unable to march any distance owing to dizziness: he is not likely to make an efficient soldier on this account. [In a Medical Board]

W.H. Smailes (Leit. R.A.M.C. (T)

Signature of Medical Officer

Remarks by Officer transmitting the Return

I agree with the above statement

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