HC Deb 08 July 1903 vol 125 c13
MR. JOYCE (Limerick)

To ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether his attention has been directed to the case of James Griffin, Private 4th Battalion Royal Garrison Regiment, Keg. No. 4,172, discharged on the 12th May, 1903, as medically unfit for further service, his character on discharge being good; and whether, seeing that this man served fourteen years in the regular Army and nine in the militia, and in view of his health and circumstances, some pension will be given him.

(Answered by Lord Stanley.) This man served with the Colours for less than nine years, and was discharged for dementia, medically certified as not the result of service or climate, and as having been aggravated by intemperance and misconduct. It was also stated that if he did not have a relapse he would shortly be able to earn a full livelihood. His case has been fully considered, but it is not one in which a pension could be granted.