HC Deb 29 August 1895 vol 36 c1134
MR. J. TULLY (Leitrim, S.)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War, whether his attention has been directed to the case of the Crimean veteran, John Brennan, formerly of the 41st Regiment, who, at the last meeting of the Boyle Board of Guardians, was granted 1s. 6d. a week outdoor relief; whether he is aware that Brennan fought at Alma and in the siege of Sebastopol, but only got a pension for three years after the conclusion of the war, and, on applying recently to the authorities of the Chelsea Fund for an allowance, his application was ignored; and, whether it is proposed to make any compassionate allowance to this veteran soldier?


The case of John Brennan has been repeatedly considered, and I regret to say that the Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital can do nothing for him. He was at Sebastopol, but not at the battle of the Alma; and was discharged after 2½ years' service, with a temporary pension. He has not sufficient service to give him a claim to one of the special campaign pensions.