HC Deb 16 February 1920 vol 125 c525W
Brigadier-General WIGAN

asked the Secretary of State for War, if he will take steps to see that provision is made by which any soldier who served overseas in the Great War and who dies without means, and whose death may not have been due or aggravated by such service, is spared the indignity of a pauper's grave.


I have been asked to reply to this question. There is no provision under which the funeral expenses of an ex-soldier may be met out of public funds where the cause of death is unconnected with service in the late war.

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