Cheshire Regiment (Sergeant B. W. Mee).

Oral Answers to Questions — Naval and Military Pensions and Grants. – in the House of Commons at on 23 November 1920.

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Photo of Dr Bouverie McDonald Dr Bouverie McDonald , Wallasey

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asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that Acting-Sergeant Bernard W. Mee, No. 26453, 3rd Cheshires, was accepted by the Army on 25th May, 1915, in category A1, that he was discharged from the Army on 18th May, 1917, as unfit for service, and that he died on 2nd December, 1918, leaving a widow and one child, who have no means of subsistence, owing to the widow's delicate health, and that she has been refused a pension, and will he in quire into this case?

Photo of Mr George Tryon Mr George Tryon , Brighton

This case was very carefully considered by the medical advisers to the Ministry, who found that the disease which caused this soldier's death commenced after discharge, and was not connected with service. The widow appealed against the consequent refusal of pension, and the Pensions Appeal Tribunal by which the appeal was heard, confirmed the finding of the Ministry and disallowed the claim.