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be taken to see whether the people of Australia are willing to have conscription. Voting had been arranged to take place for all Australians eligible in France, Egypt & England. Voting here should have commenced to-day but it has been postponed for some reason or other. I reckon that the result of the poll will be "NO".Leave to the United Kingdom is now commencing & is causing great excitement in our Unit. I sent in a list of names this morning to Base H.Q. of 195 Officers, N.C.Os & men who have not yet had leave & giving the order in which the O.C. wished them to go.It has been a big job arranging this list in the order men should go – taking into account their length of service and also
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