HC Deb 23 June 1921 vol 143 c1571W

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that Mrs. Carlton, Richardson's Yard, Grange Villa, County Durham, widow of the late Gunner Joseph Carlton, No. 58288, Royal Garrison Artillery, is not receiving any pension, and that herself and her child are entirely dependent on poor relief, which she is receiving; that Mrs. Carlton's husband served over three years in France, was severely wounded, and finally discharged with a pension; that he was in receipt of a pension of 16s. a week when he died as a result of his wounds received in action; and on what grounds the widow of the late soldier is refused a pension?


The marriage in this case took place after the late soldier's discharge from the Army. The widow is, therefore, not eligible for an award of pension.