§ MR. BODKIN (Roscommon, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if his attention has been called to the case of the pensioner, Patrick Corcoran, of Cloonfire, Strokestown, County Roscommon, who is now over 60 years of age and in a destitute condition; is he aware that Patrick Corcoran served in the Crimean War, and received medal and clasp for taking part in the assault and capture of Sebastopol; that he also fought and lost his leg in the Indian Mutiny, and was thereupon discharged from the Army with the small pension of 9d. per day; and that he obtained the good conduct badge; and will he kindly take the case into his favourable consideration with the view to have Corcoran's pension increased, and thereby preserve him from the necessity of depending on public charity in his old age?
§ *THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. CAMPBELL -BANNERMAN, Stirling, &c.)
There is a pensioner named Peter (not Patrick) Corcoran, residing at Strokestown, who was pensioned from the 56th Foot in 1860. This 834 is probably the man referred to in the question; and I have directed that his case shall be inquired into.