HC Deb 08 April 1930 vol 237 c1993W
Major GLYN

asked the Secretary for War what were the various disabilities, by categories, which were the cause of the rejection of applicants to join the Army for this year and the previous three years?


The main physical defects which caused the rejection of recruits by the examining medical officers during the last four years were:

  • Diseases of the middle ear.
  • Loss or decay of many teeth.
  • Defects of lower extremities.
  • Defective vision.
  • Diseases of the heart.
  • Insufficient weight.
  • Flat feet.
  • Under chest measurement.