HC Deb 11 August 1892 vol 7 c311
MR. THOMAS HEALY (Wexford, N.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the case of Private Thomas Brown, of the 1st Battalion Leinster Regiment of Foot, who was discharged in May, 1892, in consequence of ill-health, which was the result of sunstroke received while on service with the colours in India; and whether, under these circumstances, and in view of the fact that his conduct and character were described in his discharge as being "very good," Private Brown will be declared entitled to a pension?

*THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. E. STANHOPE, Lincolnshire, Horncastle)

The Medical history of the man does not show that he suffered from sunstroke. He was in hospital in consequence of an outbreak of intemperance, which was certainly contrary to his usual habits. The Commissioners fully considered his claim to a pension before deciding against it.