HC Deb 09 December 1908 vol 198 c452
MR. CAVE (Surrey, Kingston)

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether Samuel Joseph Frost, late of the 1st Battalion Scottish Rifles and 1st Mounted Infantry, on his enlistment in 1888 was medically examined and passed as fit for service; whether, after upwards of four years efficient service, he was found to be suffering from varicose veins and discharged without a pension or allowance; whether the man attributes his disability to exposure while on military duty; and whether his case can be reconsidered with a view to the grant of a pension or compassionate allowance.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) This man was discharged in 1892 as stated. As the medical report was to the effect that the varicose veins were neither caused nor aggravated by military service, but were constitutional in origin, the Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital decided that he had no claim to pension. His case has already been reconsidered, and the man was informed on the 25th November last, that there were no grounds for departing from the previous decision.