HC Deb 24 April 1923 vol 163 c286
90. Mr. R. DAVIES

asked the Minister of Pensions whether his attention has been called to the case of Helen Williams, 12, Oak Street, Bolton, widow of the late Private Ernest Williams, No. 113,568, Labour Corps, Lancashire Fusiliers, who enlisted at Bolton, 3rd December, 1915, discharged 10th October, 1918, total service 2 years 214 days plus 68 days Army Reserve, married 26th July, 1917, and whose death took place on 30th March, 1922; is he aware that the widow has been informed that, as her marriage to her late husband took place subsequent to his first removal from duty on account of the disease from which he died, she is not eligible for any grant or pension; and whether it is the policy of the Ministry not to grant pensions to, widows who were married whilst their husbands were actually serving in His Majesty's Forces, on account of the fact that the husband had contracted some disease or disability prior to their marriage?


My right hon. Friend is considering this case, and will communicate with the hon. Member as soon as possible.

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