HC Deb 03 April 1911 vol 23 c1968W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War, whether he will cause inquiry to be made with a view to a pension, under paragraph 1,124 of the Royal Warrant for pay, to Thomas Smith, Wellington Place, Enniskillen, late 3rd Inniskilling Fusiliers, formerly No. 870 Royal Irish Fusiliers, who, having enlisted in February, 1875, served for over thirty years with an unblemished record and now, owing to failing eyesight, finds himself in poor circumstances?

Colonel SEELY

The case of Thomas Smith has been fully considered, and I regret that he is not entitled to a pension. Of his thirty years' service only about eight years was colour service.