HC Deb 15 March 1917 vol 91 cc1306-7W

asked the Pensions Minister whether he is aware that the Dungarvan Board of Guardians has received an application from Michael Nagle, formerly a seaman on board the schooner "Margaret West," to be supplied with an artificial leg; whether he is aware that one of his legs was amputated on 3rd March,]915, as the result of a shot fired as a warning from the battery at Nelly's Point, Barry, which struck him on board the "Margaret West"; and whether he will ascertain from the commander of the battery whether, while Michael Nagle was in hospital at Barry, the commander informed him he would provide him with an artificial leg?


I have been unable to ascertain any particulars as to this case, but if the hon. Member will send me more precise details, I will have further inquiries made. I have had a telegram sent to the Local Government Board in Ireland, but no answer has been received. The Admiralty know nothing of the matter.