HC Deb 02 August 1923 vol 167 c1735W

asked the Minister of Pensions if he is aware that Corporal Ernest Mogford, of the 180th Company, Labour Corps, was passed for home service in February, 1917, having previously volunteered three times in 1915–16; that on demobilisation in 1919 he was attended by Dr. White, of Exeter, for valvular disease of the heart; and that he is now in receipt of out-relief from the Axminster Guardians; and if, in view of the hardship of this case, some appropriate action by the Ministry can be taken?


This man was found to be suffering from heart disease on enlistment. On examination by a medical board at demobilisation, no disablement from the condition was found, and a second board held later confirmed that finding. It was decided by the Ministry, on careful consideration of all the circumstances, that the condition had not been affected by service, that finding being confirmed on appeal by the Pensions Appeal Tribunal. The decision of the tribunal being final, I regret that the case cannot be re-opened.