HC Deb 02 September 1909 vol 10 c747W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the case of James Price, late private in the 2nd Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers, regimental number 4093, who, after serving for 15 years, nine of which were spent in India and several years in South Africa during the war, obtaining the Queen's medal and four clasps, whose conduct during the whole term of his service was noted in his discharge as exemplary, and who was invalided in 1907 owing to liver disease contracted in India, on a pension of 11d. per day; and whether, owing to this man's ill-health and the fact that he has a wife and three children, he will consider the possibility of his pension being increased so as to enable him, in case he got some light employment, to rear his family?


The hon. Member appears to refer to James Rice, but the details of his service are not quite accurately stated. Although the disease which led to his discharge was neither caused nor aggravated by service nor climate, he was granted a pension of 2½d. a day more than his actual service, apart from his ill-health, entitled him to. It is, therefore, impossible to increase his pension.