George Chambers Revill
|52911 Pte. G. Revill, Royal West Surrey Regiment.
Queen’s South Africa Medal clasp Relief of Ladysmith.
Wounded Vaal Krantz 5 February 1900 & invalided.
With four photocopy pages of service documents, a
CD-ROM containing 93 pages of pension invalidity
papers and a photocopy of the medal roll page.
George Chambers Revill enlisted at London 10
February 1890 aged 23 years 9 months. Born
Kensington. Occupation painter.
A court of enquiry at Aldershot 30 April 1891
investigated the circumstances of an injury in which
he slipped while running and sprained his knee. It
concluded that he was not on duty at the time and
that the injury was his own fault. Between 1890 and
1895 had eight entries in the defaulter book for
Transferred to Army Reserve 10 February 1897. It
is noted that was the company cook. Conduct very
good. Recalled to army service 18 October 1899. A
shell wound shattered his left leg and resulted in
amputation at the knee joint at No. 4 General
Hospital, Mooi River 20 February 1900.
Transferred 29 March 1900. Discharged medically unfit for further service at Netley 24 July
1900. Conduct very good. A medical report in May 1900 stated that his condition was permanent
and that his ability to earn a living was reduced by 75%. A further medical report in June 1907
stated that his condition was unchanged. His ability to earn a living was reduced by 75% and he
was “totally unfit to follow his trade.”
In 1940 he suffered a transverse fracture of the right femur as a result of an accident
exacerbated by Paget’s Disease. This required a caliper to be fitted to his right leg which, with
his artificial limb no longer fitting correctly, caused some difficulties. By 1947 he was a
resident of the Star and Garter Home for Disabled Sailors, Soldiers and Airmen in Richmond.