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Thursday, 20 May 1920

Mr SPEAKER - I have to inform the House that last evening, accompanied by honorable members, I attended in the Queen's Hall, and conveyed to representatives of the various branches of the Royal Australian Navy and the Australian Imperial Force the resolution agreed to by the House on the 4th May, according the thanks of the House to the sea, land, and air forces, the voluntary workers of the Commonwealth, and others for their heroic services in connexion with the Great War.

Copies of the resolution were presented to Admiral Grant, General Sir Henry Chauvel, and General Sir John Monash, representing respectively the Australian Navy, and the Australian Armies serving on the Eastern and Western fronts. The officers mentioned each made a reply expressing his deep gratitude and that of the troops and allied organizations for this recognition of their services, and asked that their sincere appreciation of the resolution be conveyed to the House of Representatives.

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