HC Deb 01 July 1919 vol 117 cc792-3W

asked the Pensions Minister whether he is aware that Lieutenant George Keenan, Northumberland Fusiliers, was graded 30 per cent, disability by a medical board on 30th December, 1918; that he is still so graded; and that he relinquished his commission on 5th April, 1919, on account of being permanently C 2; and why this officer's application for a pension has been refused?


This officer had a deformity of the little toe of his right foot before his military service. The trouble was probably aggravated by military service, and it was necessary to amputate the toe. In the opinion of my medical advisers the degree of disablement is less than 20 per cent., and Lieutenant Keenan has been granted, in lieu of pension, a gratuity of £40 under Article & of the Officers' Warrant.