Widow's Pension Claim (MRS. Timoney).

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army – in the House of Commons on 24th November 1931.

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Photo of Mr George Buchanan Mr George Buchanan , Glasgow Gorbals

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asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office why the widow of the late Lieutenant John Timoney, of 26, Apsley Place, Glasgow, has been refused a pension, seeing that while he was serving with the Royal Army Medical Corps in Egypt, on 8th September, 1930, he was killed on duty by a revolver suddenly going off; and if he will have this case reconsidered?

Photo of Mr Duff Cooper Mr Duff Cooper , Westminster St George's

Lieutenant Timoney ways killed by discharge of his own automatic pistol. He was not on duty at the time. As the hon. Member was informed by the late Secretary of State, this case has been very carefully considered, and in the absence of any fresh facts, I regret that the decision cannot be reconsidered.