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Thursday, 17 June 1915

Mr JENSEN - On the 10th June the right honorable member for Parramatta asked me whether all Australian casualties at the Dardanelles are first reported to the Imperial Government before they are reported to the Commonwealth Government? The following answer has been supplied by the Defence Department: -

So far as this Department is aware, the. officer at Alexandria, who is responsible for dealing with casualty reports of Australian soldiers who have left Egypt for the front, advises this Department direct as soon as he is in possession of the information.

Any delay which occurs is probably due to the conditions under which the lists have to be compiled by the authorities at the scene of operations, and the uncertainty of the communications between the Dardanelles and

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