Official notice of George Sarvent's wounding
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|Subject||Sarvent, George Armitage|
|Title||Official notice of George Sarvent's wounding|
|Notes||George Armitage Sarvent 1881-1927.|
During the First World War George was a Lance Bombardier (or Bombardier depending on which document you refer to) No. 120790, 244S. Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. He was gassed and admitted to Ward F3, No.12 General Hospital, Rouen on July 22, 1917. Notification was sent to Lillie who was staying at 'White Rose Cottage, Within Lee, Prestbury, Macclesfield' for the duration. A follow up form informing Lillie of George's admission to hospital was sent from Dover on August 9, 1917 and addressed to 2 Legh Place. Legh Place was in Ardwick, Manchester.
Some time after George died July 9, 1927 Lillie tried to get a war pension. The letter George wrote to Lillie from Hospital was stamped as being received by the Ministry of Pensions on October 11, 1927. Various documents returned to Lillie are stamped by the Ministry of Pensions on February 14, 1930, before being returned to Lillie. As George was not in receipt of a disablement pension or allowance under the Royal Warrant at the time of his death Lillie was not eligible for the grant of a pension.......The Ministry could not regard George's death as being connected with his service during the Great War.
George died aged 46 from 1a) Plurisy with effusion b) Pneumonicis. This was often attributed, by those who knew him, to being gassed in the war.
|Item Date||7th August 1917|
|Creation place||Royal Garrison Artillery Record Office, Dover|
|Copyright||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor|
|Digital repository||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford|
|Contributor Name||Jane Vowels|