§ MR. JASPER TULLY (Leitrim, S.)
I beg to ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether his attention has been directed to the destitute condition of a Crimean veteran named John Brennan, of Boyle, formerly a private in the 41st Regiment, who was wounded in the attack on Sebastopol; and whether he would recommend that an additional grant be made to him from the fund for the relief of destitute war veterans?
Yes, Sir. The hon. Member has himself directed my attention on two previous occasions to this man's case. I can only repeat that there is no record of his having been wounded while in the Army, and that his short service of only two and-a-half years does not qualify him for a special campaign pension.