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TO THB EDITOR. Sir, —Will you allow me to describe the treatment received by my boy, at the hands of the Defence Department. On the call for recruits he offered his services, was examined by the doctor and pronounced physically fit, but being under ago he complied wifh the request to get his parents consent, which was duly given in writing. He was then told, on several occasions, to hold himself in readiness, as the date of departure would be no later than Monday, December 14. He is now in receipt of notice that being under age, his services will not be accepted. In the meantime he has resigned his position, and has made all preparations to leave for Wellington. It was understood the Government wanted recruits, and he being a territorial ami previously a cadet, offered his sendees, surely it would have been a simple matter to have refused his application when he applied for enrolment, instead of accepting him, and causing him to throw up his employment. Hoping inquiry will be made, as the system of enrolment requires amending.—l am. etc., W. G. Reid. December 10.

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DEFENCE DEPARTMENT AND RECRUITS., Issue 15674, 12 December 1914

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DEFENCE DEPARTMENT AND RECRUITS. Issue 15674, 12 December 1914

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