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Thursday, 20 May 1920

Mr HECTOR LAMOND (Illawarra) . - Those who are acquainted with the work that is being done in connexion with soldiers' graves abroad will be grateful to the Government for the thorough manner in which they are interpreting the wishes of the nation in that regard. It has been brought under my notice, however, that in some of the larger cemeteries in our own country there are a number of soldiers' graves which are not only unmarked, but, in some cases, are falling into a state of neglect such as no one would like to see. I suggest for the serious consideration of the Minister for Defence that inquiry should be made immediately - while the facts can be ascertained - to locate the unmarked graves of Australian soldiers in our own country, so that crosses, or other monuments similar to those which are being erected over our soldiers' graves abroad may be placed above the remains of those who lie in their own land.

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