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Birds of a Feather.
Birds of a Feather. 
 

Western Mail, Thursday 7 September 1933, page 2

Birds of a Feather.

Dear "Non.-Com." - It is rather a coincidence that three men should have drifted into the same school twice within a few years. Early in '16 an N.C.O. school was formed from Blackboy over at Ascot. Three of its members were later drafted to the 44th, 16th, and 51st Battalions, respectively. The stunt for which they were then schooled being declared off in 1918, they naturally dropped into their civil occupations. Now they find themselves together in the political school, each in a different party, each voicing entirely different views, but all extremely good cobbers. They are Ross McLarty, M.L.A. (44th); Charlie Latham, ex-Minister and Leader of the Opposition (16th), and Alex. Panton, the Speaker (51st.).

"Footslogger," Perth.

Those in the story:

Ross McLarty, M.L.A. (44th) = 467 Sergeant Duncan Ross McLARTY, a 24 year old Farmer from Pinjarra, Western Australia, who enlisted in the AIF on 12 January 1916 and was allotted to the 44th Battalion, "C" Company which embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 6 June 1916. After the Great War he Returned to Australia, 1 June 1919.

Charlie Latham, ex-Minister and Leader of the Opposition (16th) = 6213 Sergeant Charles George LATHAM, a 33 year old Farmer from Merriden, Western Australia, who enlisted in the AIF on 14 March 1916 and was allotted to the 16th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement which embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 13 October 1916. After the Great War he Returned to Australia, 1 June 1919.

Alex. Panton, the Speaker (51st.) = 2539 Private Alexander Hugh PANTON, a 38 year old Secretary from 11 Morriston Street, Leederville, Western Australia, who enlisted in the AIF on 14 March 1916 and was allotted to the 51st Battalion, 5th Reinforcement which embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A66 Uganda on 20 September 1916. After the Great War he Returned to Australia, 17 June 1919.

Narrator Footslogger = Unidentified.