MR. P. O'BRIEN
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether Daniel Hegarty, of the Royal Fusiliers, Reg. No. 4,515, was discharged from Netley Hospital in January last, where he was under treatment for fracture of the arm, as unfit for service, after five years in the regiment, without pension; and, if so, whether, as this man's right arm is now almost useless to enable him to earn his support, his case will be reconsidered, with the view of giving him a pension to save him from becoming chargeable on the poor rates?
§ MR. BRODRICK
The man referred to served for only four years and 43 days, and was discharged because of an accident which occurred while he was not on duty. There is no regulation under which a pension can be granted after such a short service when the injury was neither caused nor aggravated by military service.