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Disability Pensions (W Horrooks)

Volume 155: debated on Monday 19 June 1922

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asked the Minister of Pensions if he is aware that Driver W. Horrocks, No. 53,134, Royal Field Artillery, residing at 113, Caroline Street, Wigan, who joined the Regular Army in November, 1908, lost his right eye in 1911 in the execution of his duties as a non-commissioned officer; that he was kept in the Army, and in August, 1914, was sent to serve in France, where he served for 3½ years, when he contracted adenitis and was discharged on 6th May, 1918; and that he was awarded a permanent pension for the loss of his eye of 10s. 6d. per week, which was stopped in June, 1921, because he was in receipt of a pension for disability through service in the Great War; and, seeing that this pension has now been stopped, will he have this case looked into with a view to this man, who served nine years and 163 days in the Service, receiving a pension for the loss of his eye?

Instructions are being given for a provisional award of pension at the rate of 10s. 6d. a week, pending settlement of the general question involved.