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Wednesday, 2 December 1936

Senator A J McLACHLAN (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) (Postmaster-General) . - The act itself definitely lays down - " served in a theatre of war " means served at sea, in the field, or in the air, in naval, military or aerial operations against the enemy in an area, or on an aircraft or a ship-of,\var at a time when danger from hostile forces of the enemy was incurred in that area or on that aircraft or ship-of-war by the person so serving.

By no stretch of the imagination can those unfortunate men who marched on the west side of the Canal be brought within that definition.

Sitting suspended from 1245 to 2.15 p.m.

Progress reported.

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