HC Deb 29 November 1916 vol 88 cc303-4
50. Mr. R. McNEILL

asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that William Canning, late of the Royal Irish Regiment who served in Gallipoli and was discharged from the Army as medically unfit in July, 1916, applied for and ob tained admission to the Derry Workhouse on the 18th November on the ground that he had no place to sleep in at night; and whether there is any provision made for discharged soldiers sufficient to prevent their being reduced to seek admission to the workhouse?


In view of the terms of the medical report on this man, the Chelsea Commissioners awarded him a provisional pension of 5s. a week. They have now given instructions for him to be examined again with a view to further consideration of his case.

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