HC Deb 14 October 1915 vol 74 cc1499-500W

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is aware that Private Albert Hart, No. 5150, 1st battalion Rifle Brigade, fought through the South African War, during which he received the Queen's South African medal, and was discharged with a certificate of good conduct and character from the 5th battalion Rifle Brigade on 21st April, 1901, after fourteen years' service; that he re-enlisted at Stratford, on 26th October, 1914, and was passed as fit by the medical officer, but after serving in France was discharged as medically unfit on 10th May, 1915; that he is now in a lunatic asylum and that a pension for his wife and children is refused on the ground that his illness is not in any way attributable to his recent military service; and if he will state what disease Private Hart is suffering from and why it is considered that this disease is not connected with his period of service in France?


The case has already been brought up for further consideration, the result of which I will communicate to the hon. Member.