§ MR. FLAVIN (Kerry, N.)
I beg to ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is aware that Patrick Hennessy, whose regimental number is 1,780, enlisted at Tralee, County Kerry, in January, 1846, for service in the 95th Foot (Derbyshires), and served with his regiment all through the Crimean War, and was engaged in all the battles under the command of Colonel Smith, and was wounded at the battle of Inkerman; that he also served all through the Indian Mutiny under Colonel Hume, taking active part in all the battles; that he was specially noted for his bravery in action by General Sir H. Rose; and that he also served in China for four years, also in Egypt, Malta, and Africa; and whether, seeing that Patrick Hennessy is now aged 76 years, and was discharged in 1868 with only a pension of 8d. per day after over 21 years' active and foreign service, the War Office authorities will take into consideration with a view to an increased pension the condition of this man.
THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE WAR OFFICE (Mr. J. POWELL-WILLIAMS,) Birmingham, S.
This case has been considered by the Chelsea Commissioners on several occasions. As Hennessy failed to earn any good conduct badges it is not possible to increase his pension.