HC Deb 28 May 1919 vol 116 cc1247-8W

asked the Secretary of State for India if he can grant re-consideration of the case of Mr. T. W. Collette, of 135, Port land Street, Southport, for exceptional pensionary consideration in view of the fact that Mr. Collette served with the Army in India from 1870 to 1878 and with the Bombay and Poona police, in which he rose to the rank of first-grade inspector, from 1878 to 1895, a total Indian service of twenty-five years, that he had to leave India on account of ill-health, that he is nearly seventy years of age, and that he has no means of support?


Mr. Collette was not invalided from the service. He voluntarily resigned before completing the period of service necessary to entitle him to pension on voluntary retirement, even if his previous Army service was included. The circumstances of his case were carefully considered by my predecessor on his application for a com-passionate pension outside the rules, but were considered insufficient to justify a grant.

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