HC Deb 16 June 1899 vol 72 cc1334-5

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for War whether an ex-soldier, named Edward Lynch, who was discharged from the Army in 1881, received no pension until 1894, when a pension was granted and some arrears paid. Will he explain why, since then, the pension has been discontinued. And, whether he will have the case re-considered with a view to the restoration of the pension.


Edward Lynch was discharged from the Army in 1882, and at first was ref used a pension, in consequence of some informality in his discharge documents. On reconsideration, however, the Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital granted him a pension in 1883. At that time he could not be found; but he again applied in 1894, and was allowed to draw his pension from January, 1892. The pension has not been discontinued. The question of allowing arrears from 1882 to 1892 is under consideration.