Make your own free website on Tripod.com
Desert Column Forum Pix
Desert Column Forum Pix

Uploaded pix which appear on the Desert Column Forum.

eXTReMe Tracker
A Habit of Lights!
A Habit of Lights! 
 

Western Mail, Thursday 27 December 1934, page 2

A Habit of Lights!

Dear "Non-Com." - Just prior to the second Gaza push the 3rd A.L.H. Brigade had to sink some tanks near Jacko's lines. The order was - no lights or smoking.

One night Colonel Nugget Scott saw some wag smoking in the hole and roared: "What's that light doing down there?"

This was too good to be missed, and the reply echoed back:

"Burning, you stupid blank! Burning!" Scott was a sport, and joined in tho chorus of laughter.-"Wahud," Minnivale.

[If you sent your name I've mislaid it. Please forward so that I can send on the half guinea.-"Non-Com."]

Captain William Henry SCOTT, a 34 year old Civil Engineer from “Vailima”, Wangaratta, Victoria. He enlisted on 11 November 1914; and subsequently Returned to Australia, 26 December 1918.