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A

Able to march, see to shoot, hear well and stand active service conditions.

Al – Fit for dispatching overseas, as regards physical and mental health, and training
A2 – As Al, except currently untrained
A3 – Returned BEF soldiers, ready for service except for physical condition
A4 – Men under 19 who would otherwise be Al or A2

B

Free from serious organic diseases, able to stand service on lines of communication in France, or in garrisons in the tropics.

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.

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.

Dl – Regular Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers, infantry in Command Depots
D2 – Regular Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers, infantry in Regimental Depots
D3 – Men in any depot or unit awaiting treatment

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Paul McCormick is the creator and administrator for the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment website. Since 2010 he has been researching the soldiers that served during the First World War and sharing their stories on his website. You can contact Paul through the website 'Contact Me' page or on Twitter and Facebook.
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