HC Deb 03 December 1906 vol 166 cc555-6
SIR FRANCIS CHANNING (Northamptonshire, E.)

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that there is among the survivors of the troops who fought in the South African campaign of 1881, many of whom were severely wounded and invalided, soreness of feeling that they have had no form of recognition, even qualified, of their service, although many men who have received medals for the late war were engaged in operations, temporarily unsuccessful, like the operations of 1881; and whether he will reconsider this matter with a view either of giving to these survivors of the operations of 1881 some modified kind of recognition of their services, or, if that cannot be done, at any rate some recognition of some kind to those who were wounded or otherwise disabled in those operations.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane) This proposal to give medals for the campaign of 1881 has several times been considered and negatived, and I see no reason for altering the decision arrived at. Men disabled or wounded in this campaign have received the same treatment as regards pension as those similarly suffering from the results of other campaigns.