HC Deb 22 July 1912 vol 41 cc825-6W

asked the Secretary for War whether he is aware that William P. Hallissey, late driver in the 93rd Battery, Royal Field Artillery, was discharged on the 18th April, 1912, after having met with an accident on duty whereby his right arm was injured; whether this injury was the cause of his discharge; and, if not, why he was discharged; and whether, seeing that Hallissey has since sent forward a medical certificate showing that he is unfit for manual labour owing to the accident referred to, whereby he is incapacited from working at his former trade of smith's helper, he will explain why, under these circumstances, he has been refused a pension?

Colonel SEELY

On W. Hallissey's discharge on 18th April last he was certified to be medically fit for service. The reason for his discharge was unconnected with the injury which he received in March, 1911; but in view of the statement that this injury has incapacitated him from following his trade in civil life, I will consult the Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital and ask them to give the case further consideration.