HC Deb 21 January 1924 vol 169 cc538-9W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he has the case of Mrs. A. Baldwin, of Chesham, Bucks, under consideration; and what steps he proposes to take to see what provision is made for the widow of an ex-service man who died while in the performance of his military duty after his health had been undermined by his continual war service?


Mrs. Baldwin's case has been most carefully considered, and certain grants in her favour have been obtained from the Royal Patriotic Fund and Army Compassionate Fund. As regards pension, the cause of her husband's death, which occurred in December, 1921, was pneumonia not due to the performance of military duty. I much regret that in these circumstances I have no power to assist her further.