HC Deb 29 January 1897 vol 45 c791
MR. J. L. CAREW (Dublin, College Green)

I bog to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether, having regard to the fact that the Officer commanding the Royal Engineers of the North Eastern District at York, referring on 6th January 1896, to the death of Mr. James Ore Marshall, described him as a gentleman who had served his country for upwards of 40 years, and by his zeal and experience in the performance of his duties, as well as by his upright bearing and conduct, contributed very largely to the credit and efficiency of the Royal Engineer Service, the Secretary of State for War would advise Her Majesty to grant an allowance to his widow and children, who are in poor circumstances?


Mr. Marshall was a civilian clerk in the Royal Engineer Department, and there is no regulation under which an allowance can be granted to a widow or children of a civilian.