Oral Answers to Questions — Armed Forces and Civilians (Pensions and Grants).

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 22nd January 1942.

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Photo of Mr Rhys Davies Mr Rhys Davies , Westhoughton

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that ex-private H. S. Giles (Ref. B.10/M2/5740), enlisted at the outbreak of war, passed A 1, drafted to France three weeks later, and remained there till May, 1940, when he was brought to this country and transferred to a military hospital for mental cases, was ultimately discharged, and is now in the Whittingham Mental Hospital; that his wife, with five children under 10 years of age, has been refused a pension; that the family is now on Poor Law relief; and why a pension was refused in this case?