My grandfather is recorded as a casualty in 1915 - injured/sick in some way, but I'm not sure how. The reason given is an abbreviation: seems to be LJD or possibly LYD. The same condition is used for several men in the list. Does anyone have any idea what that could be?
Hi. Thanks for the suggestion. As there are a large number of men with those three letters, I think you may well be right; Not Yet Diagnosed! Still a bit frustrating even if that is the explanation. I did try to attach the record to my original post, but got a message saying that forum was full or something similar!
Post by forgottenfourteenth on Dec 24, 2019 14:04:28 GMT
Often when NYD is present it can mean an illness such as Malaria, dysentry or trench fever (often caused by lice bites) or even something like shell-shock. If you have a record for the award of a silver war badge it will tell you which paragraph of Kings regulations covers the discharge (presuming your relative was discharged). The KR's will guide you in accertaining whether your relative was suffering from an illness or a wound (they are available online). Obviously, a silver war badge would only be awarded when a soldier was no longer fit for service. A relative of mine was shot in the head while serving as an infantry Marine at Gallipoli and was subsequently transffered to ship board service manning the guns (so his wound was severe enough to stop his service in the infantry, but was not sufficiently severe enough for a full discharge - he therefore did not have a silver war badge despite being shot in the head). I'm sure somebody on here will be able to give you some more info. Hope this is of some help. Jamie.
Thanks for the help. My grandfather went on to fight till the end of the war in the DCLI and later Royal Berks as a sergeant, so never got the Silver War Badge. He was (1 year later) recorded as having ‘gunshot wound to hip’. I’ll probably never find out the cause of this first medical record I guess. At least I can stop thinking of what the three letters stand for!