HC Deb 19 March 1923 vol 161 c2121W

asked the Minister of Pensions, whether he is aware that Mrs. M. A. Griffiths, of 3, St. Ann's Street, Gilfach, Bargoed, widow of the late Private Edward Griffiths, No. 2,959, 1st Gloucestershire Regiment, is now without means of livelihood; whether the late Private Griffiths was entitled to a gratuity of £74 which has not been paid; and whether he will take steps to inquire whether this sum can be forwarded to his widow so as to relieve her from distress?

Major TRYON:

There is no record in my Department of the award of a gratuity in this case, and I find that all payments due in respect of the pension granted to the late soldier have been made. I may add that as the marriage took place after the soldier's discharge from the Army, the widow is not eligible for compensation from my Department.