HC Deb 29 October 1919 vol 120 c703W
Viscount WOLMER

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that Mr. George Bolton Hughes, of Lynchford Road, South Farnborough, late corporal, No. 202381, Royal Air Force, who was demobilised on 12th June, 1919, is now suffering from neurasthenia as the result of service at Dunkirk from 7th February, 1915, to January, 1918; and why Mr. Hughes has not been granted compensation for this ill-health caused through service in the War?


When Mr. Hughes was transferred to Class Z of the Army Reserve he claimed to be suffering from gunshot wounds of the legs, sustained three years previously. The medical officer who examined him and completed the Army form Z 22 reported that the wounds were quite superficial and caused no disability. The claim to pension was therefore rejected. No reference to neurasthenia was made on the Z 22 form, but as Mr. Hughes is now stated to be suffering from that complaint, arrangements are being made for him to be examined by a medical board which will include a nerve specialist.

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