HC Deb 02 November 1916 vol 86 c1854W

asked the Secretary of State for War if his attention has been called to the case of Private Edward Jobling, of Blyth, who is said to have died from the effects of anti-typhoid vaccination, who gave up a permanent situation and enlisted in September, 1914, in the Tyne-side Commercials; whether he is aware that before his vaccination this man's health was good, as he had never been in the doctor's hands; that immediately after vaccination he felt ill, and never regained his former health; whether he is aware that Jobling was discharged in August, 1915, as no longer physically fit for war service, and was registered as having served 352 days; that up to the time of his death, in August of this year, he was under medical treatment at Blyth; and whether an investigation will be made with a view to compensation being paid to the young man's parents for the loss and expense they incurred?


If my right hon. Friend will furnish me with the name of this man's regiment and his regimental number, I will have the case inquired into.