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Friday, 22 May 1914

The Minister is informed of a case in connexion with cadets at Launceston, as follows -

Boy reported conditionally fit (under size) was not required to attend any drills for two years. Then gets notice to attend for issue of kit. Gets belt and pouch. Then put to drill with others, who had benefit of previous training. Owing to lack of knowledge of drill boy referred to is made a butt.

Both parent and boy were anxious that latter should be trained, and deplored the physical disability.

Minister wishes to know if such cases as above are numerous, and whether the action taken is in accordance with regulations. (Sgd.) S.A.P.


Senator Pearce - What is the date of that communication?

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