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Thursday, 17 June 1915

Senator McDOUGALL (NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Minister of Defence, upon notice -

1.   Has Captain Nordmaun been appointed to the command of B Company, 18th Battalion, Expeditionary Forces !

2.   Is Captain Nordmaun - a naturalized Ger-. man f

3.   Has any protest been entered by the men against sailing under his command?

4.   Have naturalized Germans from other Dominions been returned after reaching Britain?

Senator PEARCE - The answers are -

1.   This officer was appointed to the Australian Imperial Force, but, acting on information received, the Adjutant-General directed his withdrawal on 9th instant.

2.   No. He is a natural-born British subject.

3.   Yes.

4.   No information.

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