HC Deb 18 July 1913 vol 55 c1589W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that Private Levi Frank Babb, 6th Battalion Devonshire Regiment, met with an accident while on duty which has crippled him for life; whether he is aware that this man's wife and family are totally dependent upon him; whether any disability which necessitates a man's discharge as medically unfit owing to an injury received whilst on duty with the Territorial Force renders him eligible for a pension; and whether he can now see his way to grant the pension claimed by this man?


Private Babb met with an accident on duty, and has had the benefits provided by the regulations which grant either treatment in hospital with pay, or a gratuity of 3s. 6d. a day, up to a total period of six months. He was discharged on termination of engagement, and no claim for pension appears to have been made. The Royal Warrant provides that pensions may be granted to soldiers of the Territorial Force discharged on account of disability contracted during military duty.