HC Deb 01 April 1898 vol 55 cc1656-7

I beg to ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is aware that John Duffy, Corkeeran, Ballybay, county Monaghan, who served in the 5th Royal Irish Fusiliers, and was disabled while in that regiment, is at present in a very destitute condition; and whether he will bring the case of Duffy under the notice of the War Office with a view of getting him some small allowance to prevent him to have to enter the workhouse?


The service of John Duffy was in the Militia, and the injury he received was not caused by the service, although it occurred during the training. His case was carefully considered on several occasions by the Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital, and they decided that his claims on the service have been fully met by the two years' pension which has been paid to him.