§ 13. Mr. SHORT
asked the Pensions Minister whether Lance-Corporal E. Butler, No. 9991, D Company, Worcester Regiment, 5th Infantry Brigade, 2nd Division, was recalled to the Colours on 4th August, 1914; whether he was killed 21st August, 1914; whether, owing to the rapidity of these events, Butler was unable to make the usual allotment to his mother; whether application has been made for a 1741 pension; and, if so, will he expedite the settlement of the claim, and, if granted, consider the desirability of making the payment retrospective?
§ Sir L. WORTHINGTON-EVANS
An application from the mother of Lance-Corporal Butler has now been received, and steps are being taken to expedite the settlement of the claim.