HC Deb 10 November 1911 vol 30 c2040W

asked the Under-Secretary for War whether his attention has been called to the fact that Patrick Collins, of 19, Windmill Street, Limerick, late private in the 75th Regiment, has made a claim for the Indian Mutiny medal and bar; whether this old soldier's claim has been considered; and, if so, and the claim has been proved to be correct, will the medal and bar be granted?

Colonel SEELY

The claim of Private Patrick Collins to the Indian Mutiny medal has been carefully considered; but as the medal was granted only to those who served in the field and were actually under fire, and as he did not take part in any action, he is not eligible for the medal.