HC Deb 12 February 1947 vol 433 c362
47. Mr. Langford-Holt

asked the Minister of Defence whether he will consider the payment of war gratuities to next of kin of those killed on active service. to date from the day of enlistment until the end of hostilities, irrespective of the date of death

Mr. Alexander

The war gratuity is essentially a personal award in respect of length of war service. It would be contrary to the principles on which it is based to add extra service in particular cases for the purpose of calculating the gratuity payable to next of kin

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