HC Deb 11 November 1920 vol 134 c1391W

asked the Minister of Pensions whether Corporal F. Bryson, No. 21,339, Royal Scots Fusiliers, who had 16 years in the service, re-enlisted at Glasgow in 1915, and was transferred to the Army Reserve on 14th July, 1919; whether he was awarded a life pension; whether this man has since died; if he has received application on several occasions for a pension for his wife and child; whether she was asked to send on her marriage certificate and the birth certificate of the child; whether this has been done and no further word sent to the widow; and whether, in view of the time that has expired since the death of this soldier, he can do anything to expedite payment of this pension with arrears to this woman?


It has been necessary to ask for further information in this case in order to determine whether connection between the soldier's death and his service can be admitted. It is, however, expected that the necessary particulars will shortly be available when the claim will be decided without delay. I may add that the marriage and birth certificates were not called for by the Ministry, but were forwarded by the local Committee from whom, no doubt, Mrs. Bryson received an acknowledgment.