HC Deb 02 August 1911 vol 29 cc550-1W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the ease of R. Perry, late of the 12th Lancers and Imperial Yeomanry; is he aware that this man was discharged from the Army on the 2nd July, 1896, and underwent an operation on his leg rendered necessary by an accident whilst he was in the 12th Lancers; that, though not allowed to rejoin that regiment, on the outbreak of war in South Africa, he joined the 34th Middlesex Company of Yeomanry, and went to the front with the 8th Division; that he had enteric and was sent home in October, 1900; that, when well again, he joined the 21st Sharpshooters and went again to the front, where he was injured by an accident in the field; that he was granted a pension on 13th July, 1906, for a period of eighteen months; and can he see his way to recommend the grant of a further pension to this man, seeing that his leg is still affected and that, in consequence, he is unable to follow his usual employment?

Colonel SEELY

This man recently applied to the Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital for a further grant, but, as the medical board by which he was examined on 12th July last found that he had full use of his limb, that there was no disability, and that he was not incapacitated, the Commissioners were unable to make him any further award.