HC Deb 27 October 1947 vol 443 c38W
Mr. Hale

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that he asked for written evidence of witnesses to corroborate the story of Mr. Arthur Wild who has lost his speech and hearing, following a gun-shot wound in Gallipoli; and whether this evidence has been forthcoming; and why this evidence has been ignored.

Mr. Blenkinsop

A written statement by a comrade who served in Gallipoli with Mr. Wild was furnished by the hon. Member, but the statement makes no mention of a gunshot wound. As the hon. Member was informed in the letter addressed to him on 7th June, the case was reviewed in the light of that statement and other statements forwarded by the hon. Member but there were no grounds for modifying the decision that Mr. Wild's present disability is not related to his service.