HC Deb 08 March 1897 vol 47 c196

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the case of Patrick Hanley, of Derrymoglan, County Roscommon, who was in the 88th Regiment for nearly five years, served in the Indian Mutiny, being present in many engagements, including Cawnpore, Lucknow, and Calpee, and received four wounds, two from bullets, a sabre wound and also a wound on the left leg which, owing to some mistake, was not recorded, although it was the most severe and painful one; is he aware that Patrick Hanley was discharged as unfit for further service, and granted the sum of 8d. per day for life, and that he is now over 60 years of age and no longer able to work; and whether, under the circumstances, the War Office will consider the desirability of increasing this old soldier's pension?


The case of Patrick Hanley will be referred to the Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital for their consideration.