HC Deb 24 April 1941 vol 371 cc274-5W
Mr. Bellenger

asked the Secretary of State for War whether a soldier's widow is entitled to any funeral expenses incurred by her in respect of the burial of her deceased husband, whose death occurred while serving with the Colours?

Captain Margesson

Where the funeral of a serving soldier is carried out by his relatives, a grant towards the cost may be made from Army funds up to a maximum of £7 10s. If, however, a soldier is buried by the military authorities at a military station, the whole cost is borne by Army funds, and, if relatives wish to attend the funeral and cannot afford the cost of the journey, two return railway warrants are given. If relatives wish the body to be sent home from a military station, the cost of conveyance may be met from Army funds in addition to the grant referred to above.