HC Deb 18 March 1952 vol 497 c195W
82. Mr. Philip Bell

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will consider amending Army Order 138 of 1946, so as to enable a proportional gratuity to be paid to the dependants of a soldier who dies other than on active service before completing his engagement.

Mr. Head

No. This gratuity is awarded to the soldier himself when he leaves the Army to help him to re-settle in civilian life, and is not payable to his dependants. Provision for them is a separate matter.