HC Deb 26 June 1890 vol 346 c75

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War with reference to the case of Patrick McDonnell, a private in the 1st Battalion of the East Lancashire Foot Regiment, who was discharged from the Service on the 6th March, 1888, having been found medically unfit for further service, and who; had spent a considerable time in India, where he contracted the disease of the heart which necessitated his retirement, whether his conduct while in the Army was, as his certificate of discharge shows, "very good"; whether a number of medical certificates have been submitted to the War Office, showing that McDonnell after his service in the Army is physically unable to earn a livelihood; and whether, under the circumstances, some provision in the shape of a pension can be made for him?


The grant of pensions rests with the Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital; and I have sent the case of Patrick M'Donnell for their consideration.