HC Deb 25 February 1920 vol 125 cc1706-7W

asked the Minister of Pensions whether Corporal W. B. Shaw, S2/017,382, enlisted on the 13th August, 1914, and was discharged unfit on the 29th March, 1916, with valvular disease of the heart; that on joining the Army he was classed Al, and was refused a. pension on the grounds that his disability was not due to military service; whether he is aware that this man is totally unfit to do any hard work and has three children dependent upon him; and whether he will have further inquiries made into this case?


Corporal Shaw was discharged medically unfit from the R.A.M.C. in May, 1905, suffering from valvular disease of the heart, which was considered not to be due to service. He re-enlisted on 13th August, 1914, and in March, 1919, was again discharged with the same disability, which was regarded as not being due to nor aggravated by service. The Appeal Tribunal upheld the decision on appeal being made to them. In these circumstances Corporal Shaw, who has received a gratuity of £33, is not entitled to any further award.