HC Deb 27 June 1910 vol 18 cc808-9W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that James W. Britton, of the Royal Horse Guards (No. 739), who enlisted in 1898 at Enniskillen, was discharged from the Service as medically unfit, but with a very good character, in April, 1904; that the cause of his disablement was rheumatic fever contracted in the Service, which still prevents him from work; that he was granted a small pension, which ended in 1905; and will he inquire into the case and see whether a small pension or allowance can in the circumstances be granted to Britton?


The cause of this man's discharge was rheumatism (not rheumatic fever), which, in the opinion of the Medical Board, was not caused or aggravated by his service, and was probably constitutional. He had served for five years 141 days only and the Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital consider that his case has been fully met by the grant of the temporary pension.