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Thursday, 28 June 1906


Mr MALONEY (MELBOURNE, VICTORIA) asked the Minister re presenting the Minister of Defence, upon notice -

1.   For what days was Major J. H. Bruche, D.A.A.G., Victoria, on leave in 1905?

2.   For how many days, giving dates, was he on leave in 1906?

3.   Did he spend part of such leave assisting Major Hawker at the inquiry at Queenscliff?

4.   Did he interview witnesses of inferior rank at Queenscliff; and was he present at their examination by Major Hawker's solicitor whilst on such leave?

5.   Do the regulations only permit leave extending over three weeks in cases where the officer is on a remote station?

6.   Was Major Bruche on a remote station or at Melbourne?

7.   Was Major Bruche granted extra leave from 28th February to 3rd March, 1906 ; and why ?

8.   Was it during this time he interviewed Queenscliff soldiers and assisted Major Hawker?

9.   Was this leave extended in District Orders, or otherwise notified to the Minister?

10.   Has the Minister in any way dealt with Major Bruche?

11.   Did Major Bruche receive his promotion from Captain about this time, and on what date ?







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