HC Deb 29 May 1894 vol 24 cc1528-9
MR. FIELD (Dublin, St. Patrick's)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he can recommend a grant to the widow of the late Sergeant-Major Lowe, Army Service Corps, who committed suicide after a service of 28 years, 14 of which were spent in India, where, it is presumed, he contracted brain disease; and whether, in view of the fact that in one month more the widow would have been entitled to a pension, an exception will be made in this case?


I regret that I am precluded by Regulations from making an exception in this case.


May I point out that this is a very exceptional case, and one of great hardship?


I quite admit the hardship of the case, but it is impossible to make an exception.