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Articles contributed to augment those used & supplied by the Govrmt.
This section would include, sandbags, bandages & dressings, first field dressings, socks, Balaclava caps, mittens etc. crutches, splints, Invalids clothing.

All these should be delivered to & only handled by the Army Ordnance Dept.
Even though sandbags can be made cheaply in India from jute on the spot I consider all used commercial sacks should be made up into sandbags. If new hessian is used I would think that after duty, freight etc. is paid on it, that the Goverment could manage better, by getting them made in India by machines, cheaper. Labour is cheaper there too.

Now as regards knitted work. Men are supplied with caps & socks by the Ordnance Dept. on a regular scale. If they have just had socks from issue & a comforts lot arrives will men will waste them when they are plentiful as you know. The Dept. could use all knitted work by issuing it, where a check is kept on a man's kit.

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