HC Deb 16 June 1890 vol 345 cc1015-6
MR. CONYBEARE (Cornwall, Camborne)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been drawn to the case of an old soldier, named Michael Stanley, who, having served in the Crimea in 1854, and after wards in India during the Mutiny, in the 3rd European Light Cavalry, was after wards sent to British North America and Jamaica, where he contracted fever and ague, from the effects of which he is still suffering; whether he is aware that Stanley is deaf and unable to work, and has spent most of his time during the last few years in the workhouse; and whether he has applied to the War Office for his deferred pension, and has been refused; and, if so, on what grounds?


Stanley did not fulfil the conditions entitling a soldier to a deferred pension, but his case is being referred to the Chelsea Commissioners in order to ascertain if any thing can be done for him.