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Tuesday, 26 July 1904

Mr CROUCH (CORIO, VICTORIA) asked the Treasurer, upon notice -

1.   Is it true that a large number of colours and other honours have been received or promised in connexion with the late South African war?

2.   Has a recommendation been made by General Hutton that none of these honours shall go to Infantry corps?

3.   Does General Hutton recommend' further that all such honours, save to Light Horse Regiments, should go to New South Wales corps?

4.   Is the Minister for Defence aware that the first Australian troops at the war were drawn from Infantry corps, and went to South Africa as Infantry?

5.   How many men from the Victorian R.A.A. enlisted for the war; and for what reason is this corps excluded from the proposed honours, whilst the New South Wales R.A.A. corps is included ?

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