HC Deb 21 December 1915 vol 77 cc205-6W

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office if he will have inquiries made into the case of Mrs. Eastwood, of Burnley, wife of Driver D. Eastwood, formerly of the Army Service Corps, with a view to ascertaining whether this man served at the front from the outbreak of the War until January last; whether he was then placed in hospital on account of loss of memory, and has since been transferred to the Lancaster Asylum; whether it is now officially stated that there is no hope of his recovery; whether the allotment of £1 2s. 2d. a week which Mrs. Eastwood was receiving has in consequence been stopped; whether a life pension of 4s. 8d. a week has now been offered her; whether this is in accordance with the Regulations; and whether she has any right of appeal to enable her to obtain a more adequate provision?


Driver Eastwood was discharged on 3rd December, 1915, for general paralysis of the insane. His disability, though aggravated by military service, is due to disease of specific origin unconnected with his military service. The rate of pension awarded to him, namely 4s. 8d. a week, is the maximum allowed by the Regulations. Mrs. Eastwood has not been awarded a pension. She is not a widow. Separation allowance and allotment of pay cease on discharge from the Army.

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