HC Deb 05 August 1918 vol 109 cc929-30W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he is aware that the Clyde turbine steamer "King Edward" has been used for transport purposes for the last three years; is he aware that the late Captain Mackellar, of that ship, was killed while in the performance of his duties; and will he instruct the proper authorities to grant a pension to his widow?


Captain Mackellar, to whose valuable services the Admiralty desire to pay tribute, was knocked down and run over by a motor car at Havre. The question of the grant of a pension to his widow is a matter not for the Admiralty, but for the consideration of the Board of Trade.