HC Deb 19 February 1920 vol 125 cc1054-5W

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that John William Carter, late lance-corporal, No, 8,049, 1st Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment, who went to France in the first Expeditionary Force, and has been wounded several times, was demobilised in March, 1919, and although subject to fits and frequently unable to work is not in receipt of a pension; and whether he will have immediate inquiries made into this case?


At the date of Mr. Carter's demobilisation it was certified that he was suffering no disability from either of the two wounds which he had received. His claim to pension was therefore rejected on 11th April, 1919. There is no mention in Mr. Carter's discharge papers of his suffering from fits, and he made no claim for that disability. If, however, he considers that the fits are due to his military service or that his wounds now cause disablement, he should immediately make application to his Local War Pensions Committee, who will assist him to put forward a claim to pension.