HC Deb 19 March 1925 vol 181 c2491W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been drawn to the case of Quartermaster-sergeant Dunn, No. 4,602,030, who was murdered by Arabs while on duty in Palestine; whether any compensation has been paid by the Government concerned to the widow; and whether he is aware that all the widow and two children have to live on is a pension of 32s. 6d. a week?

Captain KING

Yes, Sir. I am aware of the facts of this case. The widow's claim to compensation has been dealt with under Army Regulations, and she has been granted a pension for herself and her children at the rates mentioned, which were fixed by His Majesty's Government for general application in the Navy, Army and Air Force to all cases of death attributable to post-War service. No other compensation has been given.