HC Deb 23 October 1902 vol 113 cc602-3
MR. HARTLEY (Islington, N.)

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the case of N. Perry, late of the 12th Lancers; whether he is aware that this man was discharged from the Army on the 2nd July, 1896, and underwent an operation on his leg rendered necessary from an accident whilst he was in the 12th Lancers; that, although not allowed to rejoin that regiment, he joined the 34th Middlesex Company of Yeomanry, and went to the war with the 8th Division, but had enteric, and was sent home in October, 1900; that when well again he joined the 21st Sharpshooters, and went again to the front, where he was again injured by an accident in the field; and whether he is not eligible for an allowance as his leg is still bad, in accordance with the recommendations of the recent Committee of both Houses.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) No application for pension has been received from this man; if he will furnish full particulars of the illness and the recent injury mentioned the case will be considered. It appears from his documents that he was discharged from the Middlesex Yeomanry at his own request, and from the Sharpshooters on termination of his engagement.