HC Deb 25 November 1920 vol 135 c610
6. Mr. C. WHITE

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he will consider and recommend an increase of pension to John Lawman, of Keswick Cottage, Hensley, near Matlock, who first enlisted in November, 1902, in the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, in which he served 10 years, 240 days, and who lost an eye in 1911 at Bloemfontein by the accidental explosion of a shell, being discharged from the Army in July, 1913, with a pension of 8d. a day; whether he is aware that this man was called up again for military service in November, 1916, and served in India and at home until 29th December, 1919, when he was demobilised; whether this man can claim an increase of pension as a pre-War pensioner; and whether, failing that, he can, under the exceptional circumstances, increase this man's pension to the amount he would receive had he lost his eye owing to military service since the outbreak of the present War?


This case is being investigated in connection with the recent concession to pre-War pensioners, and a form of declaration was sent to the man on the 23rd November.