asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that Captain It. de W. Rogers D.S.O., Leinster Regiment, was severely wounded on 12th October, 1918, that he has had six medical boards, all of which have recommended him for wound gratuity, that this gratuity has not been paid, and that the officer in question can obtain no reply whatever from Adastral House to repeated communications; and whether he will take steps to cause a decision to be arrived at without further delay?
§ Mr. FORSTER
Medical boards do not make recommendations as to payment of wound gratuities. On the report of the medical board that examined Captain Rogers in November, 1918, he was not eligible for a wound gratuity and was so informed on 18th December, 1918. On appeal reference was made to the medical authorities at the War Office who asked for a further report from the head quarter medical board in Dublin. This Board examined the officer in April and confirmed the finding of the November board find Captain Rogers was recently informed that he was not entitled to any award.