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Thursday, 20 May 1915

Senator MILLEN - If the Minister of Defence has not already seen the paragraph I am about to refer to, will he read it with a view to making an inquiry into the apparent failure of the postal authorities to deliver letters, cables, and parcels addressed to the troops at the front? The statement is made by a returned soldier that, although on returning he found that a letter had been despatched to him every week by his wife and other members of his family, he received only four. They had sent also a parcel and cable, neither of which he had received. A mate of his, more fortunate than himself, received a cable exactly three weeks after it had reached Egypt. Will the Minister see whether something cannot be done to insure a more accurate delivery of correspondence intended for soldiers at the front?

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