HC Deb 03 December 1919 vol 122 cc418-9W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether the issue of the silver badge for services rendered is not made m any case where an officer or man is found to suffer from a disability caused through irregular habits; and, if that is the case, why Lieut. Philip R. Kennedy, late 2/11th Battalion, London Regiment, having been granted the silver badge for services rendered, has not yet received the service gratuity due to him on his rank and service in the Army?


The withholding of the gratuity is considered in each case on its merits. The case of Lieutenant Kennedy has been considered more than once, and the decision to withhold the gratuity is final.