Recruits (Defective Eyesight and Teeth).

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 24th March 1925.

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Photo of Sir George Gillett Sir George Gillett , Finsbury

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asked the Secretary of State for War what number of the 49,245 men who were rejected last year as recruits to the Army were refused on the ground of defective eyesight, and what number on account of defective teeth?

Photo of Mr Worthington Evans Mr Worthington Evans , Colchester

The information required is only available in the case of the 20,742 men who were rejected by medical officers on primary medical examination and after attestation. Of these, 1,743 were rejected for defective vision and 2,062 for defective teeth.