HC Deb 18 July 1881 vol 263 c1124

asked the Secretary of State for War, If in previous Warrants treating of pensions it was provided that a pension might be awarded to the widow of an officer who was twenty-five years younger than her late husband should the officer have lived for seven years after the marriage; and, will he in the new Warrant provide that the wives of those officers who have married previous to the 1st July 1881 may be allowed the same advantages as they would have possessed under the old Warrants?


Yes, Sir; any officer's widow who married him before the 1st of July instant will, in this respect, retain any claim she might have had under former Warrants.