HC Deb 26 July 1915 vol 73 c1982W

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office if his attention has been drawn to the case of the widow and six children of the late Driver J. Woolley, 91907, Royal Field Artillery, whose death was reported on the 22nd February last, and whose widow has been informed that, as her husband's death was not sustained in the performance of military duties, although it is claimed that the deceased soldier met his death when crossing a bridge with his gun, she is not eligible for a pension from Army funds; whether he is aware that Mrs. Woolley has been informed that the separation allowance and allotment of pay will only continue to be paid temporarily; and if he will consider the possibility of granting the widow a permanent allowance?


Under the Report of the Select Committee, separation allowance cannot be continued beyond six months from the date of notification of death.