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SLING CAMP RIOT.

AUCKLAND, May 12. Reference was made by one of the officers who returned by the Northumberland to the disturbance at Slißg Camp in March last. He stated that ho Aucklanders were concerned in the riot, and that shortly before the trouble commenced the Auckland Battalion was removed to another camp on Lark Hill, about three miles away, because of the large number of men arriving at Sling. One of the chief causes of dissatisfaction among the'men at Sling was that many soldiers who recently arrivedfrom New Zealand and who had never been in France were given preference over the men who had been on active service for a considerable, time in the matter of returning to New Zealand. A great deal of mismanagement had taken place in regard to.'; the embarkation of the New Zealanders. The men were instructed to embark on a certain ship, and on the. eve of doing so they were were given fresh instructions, at which they were naturally greatly disappointed., A day or, two later information was received by thY officers of the Lark Hill Camp that a visit might be expected from some 1 of the rioters at Sling. These men duly arrived, but the -Auckland men refused to have any-, thing to do with them.

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SLING CAMP RIOT., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9608, 13 May 1919

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SLING CAMP RIOT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9608, 13 May 1919

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