HC Deb 27 October 1920 vol 133 cc1746-7
89. Captain BOWYER

asked the Minister of Pensions whether Mrs. Plant, mother of the late Private A. V. Plant, No. 1798, Army Cyclists Corps, has been refused a pension on the ground that her son's death was not attributable to his military service although he joined up in September, 1914, contracted malaria in Salonika, and was in hospital there; whether Private Plant was discharged from the Army in March, 1919, and, within a fortnight of his discharge, during the course of his civil employment, caught his leg in a machine, which accident caused a recurrence of malaria, from which he died in April, 1919; and why a pension has been refused to Mrs. Plant when, had it not been for the malaria which her son caught on active service, there is no doubt that he would be alive to-day?


My right hon. Friend is causing further inquiry to be made into the facts of this case and will communicate with my hon. and gallant Friend as soon as possible.