Royal Marine Light Infantry (Private's Pension).

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Naval and Military Pensions and Grants. – in the House of Commons on 18th July 1922.

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Photo of Mr Rupert Gwynne Mr Rupert Gwynne , Eastbourne

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asked the Minister of Pensions whether his attention has been called to the case of Private A. G. D., Royal Marine Light Infantry, who was discharged from the Navy in November last suffering from spinal consumption, and was informed that his pension would be sent him in due course, but in spite of this promise later received a communication that he was not eligible, and on further inquiries being made it-was admitted after much delay that the mistake arose by a misreading of the doctor's report of "yes" for "no": and, in view of the great inconvenience suffered by this man, will he have special inquiries made and see that mistakes of this kind do not occur again?