War Dead Record: Presumed KIA Category D

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  1. daisy1942

    daisy1942 Junior Member

    Whilst researching today I found the following.:
    On a list of Scottish War dead was Thomas Burke (No. 3324879) died on or shortly after 13/1/1942 Malaya Presumed Killed in action Category D

    What is category D please?

    CWGC entry Casualty
     
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  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    where did you find the list
     
  3. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I've edited the original post for you Daisy. :)
     
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  4. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    It seems to me that the category system to which that refers is the one for personnel who initially were declared Missing (believed dead) and the Category level relates to level of proof of death.

    See this linked thread
    Casualty: 'Cat C' ...
    and then skip from the first post with the query to post 9 to read on from there
     
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  5. daisy1942

    daisy1942 Junior Member

    On a website called Scotlands People
     
  6. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    hello Daisy
    sorry i asked the question when you had the 1953 date

    regards
    clive
     
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  7. daisy1942

    daisy1942 Junior Member

    No problems Clive, I was having a bad day yesterday.
    Daisy
     
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  8. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    This is a list based in 1914 but I guess it would be something similar in 1940+
    BRITISH ARMY MEDICAL CATEGORIES
    A Able to march, see to shoot, hear well and stand active service conditions.
    Subcategories:
    Al Fit for dispatching overseas, as regards physical and mental health, and training
    A2 As Al, except for training
    A3 Returned Expeditionary Force men, ready except for physical condition
    A4 Men under 19 who would be Al or A2 when aged 19

    B Free from serious organic diseases, able to stand service on lines of communication in France, or in garrisons in the tropics.
    Subcategories:
    Bl Able to march 5 miles, see to shoot with glasses, and hear well
    B2 Able to walk 5 miles, see and hear sufficiently for ordinary purposes
    B3 Only suitable for sedentary work

    C
    Free from serious organic diseases, able to stand service in garrisons at home.
    Subcategories:
    Cl Able to march 5 miles, see to shoot with glasses, and hear well
    C2 Able to walk 5 miles, see and hear sufficiently for ordinary purposes
    C3 Only suitable for sedentary work

    D
    Unfit but could be fit within 6 months.
    Subcategories:
    Dl Regular RA,RE, infantry in Command Depots
    D2 Regular RA,RE, infantry in Regimental Depots
    D3 Men in any depot or unit awaiting treatment

    TD

    added
    See second post in this forum - Army Medical Catagories (World War Two) - RootsChat.Com

    Another set from the Australian Military - https://www.dva.gov.au/sites/default/files/files/consultation and grants/repatriation/PO_HBook_ch5.pdf

    Found in one of dbf's post 4 on this thread - 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards, GAD, Tank Casualties, 1945

    Fate of Crew:
    Commander: Severe burns of face and hands requiring skin grafting. Still in hospital 21 Jul 1945. Medical Board Category D for 3/12.

    I would assume this meant the person in question would be basically unfit for service for at least 3 months (3/12)
     
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  9. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    TD The person in question was presumed KIA.

    Medical categories would not apply.

     
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  10. daisy1942

    daisy1942 Junior Member

    I know the British Tommy was considered tough but being KIA is raather more serious than temporarily unfit!!
     
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