“To his Excellency the right honorable Sir R C Munro Ferguson, P.C, G.C.M.G Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia
May it please your Excellency,
I have the honour to report that, in pursuance of the order of his Excellency Sir Walter Edward Davidson Deputy of the Governor General, dated the 2nd day of August, 1918 and published in the commonwealth of australia gazzette of the 3rd day of august, 1918, No. 118, i held the inquiry therein directed on the 8th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, and 30th days of August last.
I beg to report that the following facts and circumstances disclosed at such inquiry may, in my opinion, properly be taken into consideration by the minister in deciding whether, for securing the public safety and the defence of the Commonwealth, the continued detention of the following persons respectively, viz. :- Albert Thomas Dryer, Edmund McSweeney, Michael McGing, William McGuinness, Maurice Dalton, Frank McKeown and Thomas Fitzgerald, in Military custody, as provided by regulation 56a of ther War precautions regulations, is expedient.