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Thursday, 17 September 1942

Senator COOPER (Queensland) . -I also resent the remarks made last night by Senator Aylett about Senator Brand. The honorable senator's statement was not only unfair, but also untrue. In the last war I had the honour of serving under Senator Brand in France when he commanded the 4th Brigade which consisted of the 13th Battalion from New South Wales, the 14th Battalion from Victoria, the 15th Battalion from Tasmania and Queensland, and the 16th Battalion from Western Australia and South Australia. I know as a result of my travels throughout the Commonwealth that Senator

Brand is not only well known but also highly respected by the men who served under him on Gallipoli and in France. I have not the slightest doubt that when any of those men read the remarks made by Senator Aylett last night they will resent them just as strongly as I do.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

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