I have obtained service records of my uncle, Ronald Ernest Mead who served in India from 1931 to 1937 with the 1st Battalion Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment. He was mobilised WW2, posted to 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment and left for France with the BEF 30th September 1939. I have obtained War Diaries, so know that he was evacuated from Dunkirk, arriving back UK 1st June 1940. From then his service record is as follows:- Attached No 15 Army field workshop, Manchester 16, 2nd June 1940 Attached Reception centre Yeovil, 8th June 1940 Posted to 2nd Battalion, Nominal Roll, Yeovil 13th June 1940 Appointed unpaid Lance Corporal 24th July 1940 Appointed paid Lance Corporal 29th July 1940 Medical 17th August 1940 Category A1 Deprived paid Lance Corporal appointment 6th September 1940 for absence Admitted to No 4 Casualty Clearing Station 13th January 1941 Discharged No 4 Casualty Clearing Station 27th January 1941 Medical 28th January 1941 Category C Posted Infantry Training Centre 8th February 1941 attached 7th (H.D.) Brigade Attached 7th Home Defence 9th February 1941 (First Aid Post) to ‘D’ Company Awarded 14 days F.P. for neglect of duty 11th March 1941 Discharged, permanently unfit of any form of military service 16th April 1941 There is no record of any injury sustained at Dunkirk, and he was classified Category A1 at a medical in August 1940. Then my cousin, his daughter, has just come across the letter as attached amongst some documents. The way I read it, it would suggest there was a pre-existing condition which was aggravated by an injury at Dunkirk. I would appreciate others thoughts on this. He was not a well man as time went on and died in 1968 of respiratory failure, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis. Many thanks.