§ MR. J. P. FARRELL
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War, if he has received a memorial from John Maguire, formerly of the 32nd Cornwall Regiment, signed by the Protestant Rector of Templemichael, asking for an increase in his pension, on account of several brave actions performed by him during the Indian Mutiny, and particularly at Cawnpore; and, will he recommend the War Department to grant the prayer of the memorial?
THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE WAR OFFICE (Mr. POWELL-WILLIAMS,) Birmingham, S.
The memorial from Pensioner Maguire which the hon. Member sent to me on the 5th inst. has been received, and the receipt was duly acknowledged. Inquiry is being made as to the correctness of Maguire's statements. I will communicate the result to the hon. Member as soon as I can.