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Friday, 22 April 1921

Senator COX - (By leave.)- I had no intention whatever of asserting that Senator Gardiner told a deliberate lie. Nothing was further from my thoughts. I understood from the honorable ' senator that he was only quoting the words of some other person. I must admit that I did not know that men had actually landed at Gallipoli who had only fired one or twoshots. That never came under my notice. That class of man nevercame to me, and I had command of a regiment there for a great portion of the time, and command of a brigade for some months before the evacuation. I would not on any account insinuate that Senator Gardiner was telling a lie. I knew that he was quoting some other person for the statement he made. Although a man is said to have stated that he only fifed one shot, that is not to say that he had not fired one before, or had not handled a rifle, in Australia.

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