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Friday, 22 April 1921

Senator PEARCE (WESTERN AUSTRALIA) (Minister for Defence) - The answer is-

All officers who served with the Australian Imperial Force, and who were not, prior to the war, members of the Australian Military Forces (see section 16 a, Defence Act) were upon their return to Australia granted commissions in the Citizen Forces equivalent to those held by them in the Australian Imperial Force, under section 22 of the Defence Act, supported by the second proviso of section 11a of the Defence Act

Major-General Gellibrand's proposed appointment is further enabled' under section 14 of the Defence Act.

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