Army Service Corps (J. W. Bacon).

Oral Answers to Questions — Naval and Military Pensions and Grants. – in the House of Commons on 6th July 1922.

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Photo of Mr Charles White Mr Charles White , Derbyshire Western

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asked the Minister of Pensions whether he will reconsider the case of ex-Private James William Bacon, No. T/419190, Army Service Corps, who was discharged from the Army with disability attributable to military service, which has now been altered to aggravated by military service; whether he is aware that, prior to Bacon joining the Army, he was a strong healthy man; that he is now totally incapacitated; and that his pension is now only 50 per cent.; and whether he will take such steps as will restore this man to full pension, especially as his medical advisers certify him as totally unable to follow any employment whatever?

Photo of Sir James Macpherson Sir James Macpherson , Ross and Cromarty

The Ministry has at no time regarded the disability as other than aggravated by service, although, unfortunately, the basis of entitlement was first incorrectly notified to the man as attributable. He has, of course, a right of appeal to the tribunal on that question and has been so informed. He is at present receiving full treatment allowances in lieu of pension and no occasion arises, therefore, to review his award of pension so long as treatment with allowances continues.