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A DOUBLE ISSUE
A DOUBLE ISSUE 
 

Western Mail, Thursday 16 February 1933, page 2

A DOUBLE ISSUE.

Sapper Kelly was a rather unobtrusive sort of digger and always waited patiently while others rushed the rum issue. After the rush he would approach the quarter and say: "I'll have my own rum and Kelly's, now, sir."

One day our officer was with the quarter while the rum was being issued, and when Kelly made his usual request the officer burst out laughing. The quarter bloke was nettled and asked what the joke was. The officer asked him how long the sapper had been drawing a double issue. "Ever since he joined the company," said the Q.M.

"That's Kelly himself, Quarter," said the officer.

"The old' thief!" exclaimed the Q.M., wrathfully. "He's robbed me of about two jars of rum. Wait till he comes again – I’ll double him!"

"Sapper," Mount Ida.