HC Deb 13 February 1934 vol 285 cc1766-7W

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether his attention has been called to the fact that Private Appleyard, the young soldier who recently shot himself, had been suffering from the effects of vaccination for two months before he took his life; and whether any other soldiers, during the past 12 months, have had bad arms resulting from vaccination?


The late Private Appleyard suffered from an unusually severe local reaction following vaccination which necessitated his being excused full duty from 5th to 21st October, and from 14th to 24th November, 1933. The information available does not indicate that "bad arms" following vaccination have been abnormal either in number or severity during the past 12 months.