HC Deb 07 May 1896 vol 40 c736

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War, whether he will investigate the claim of Edward Connor, Ballymockney, Carrickmacross, with a view to granting him compassionate allowance as an old soldier; and, whether he is aware that Connor served 15 years in the 85th Regiment King's Light Infantry, 13 years of which were spent in India, and two years in the Afghan campaign, for which he received a medal, and also nine years in the Dublin Royal Fusiliers, and was discharged as medically unfit for further service, his discharge stating that his conduct was very good?


Edward Connor was discharged from the Army in 1882 at his own request after l5 years' service, which was not a sufficient amount to entitle him to a pension. A year later, a man of the same name enlised in a Militia battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, from which he was discharged as unfit for service in 1892. Service in the Militia does not count towards pension; and as the special campaign pensions are limited to men who served in campaigns before 1860, there is no regulation under which any grant from Army Votes could be made in this case.