HC Deb 19 April 1923 vol 162 c2226
33. Mr. BARKER

asked the Minister of Pensions if be is aware that ex-Sapper Frederick George Gordon, No. 550,752, Royal Engineers, residing at "19, Wood Street, Cwmcarn, Mon., has had his pension (8s. per week) stopped; that this man joined the Service on 27th October, 1915, in perfect health and was certified A 1; that his medical officer will testify to this; that his employer states that he was a good workman and most efficient before enlistment; that he was discharged at Chatham in 1918 with 25 per cent. disability (V.D.A.); that he had trench fever in Belgium; and that he is now totally unable to work; and will he have this case reviewed?


The present disablement appears to be from rheumatism, a disability in respect of which the man first claimed pension about four years after service ended. No connection between the condition and service could be established, but there is a right of appeal to the tribunal against the Ministry's decision. There is also a right of appeal to the tribunal against the final award made in respect of valvular disease of the heart, from which only slight disablement was found when the man was last boarded.