Western Mail, Thursday 28 September 1933, page 2
Mam'selle from Waterloo Road.
(By "Omrah," Mullalyup.)
When the Diggers were on leave in England, many of them might be seen accompanied by the girls of the Old Dart. Various reasons were advanced why these young ladies were so partial to the overseas troops, and a correspondent named Hilda Love wrote an article in the London "Daily Mirror” on the subject. The girls' preference, she declared, was due to the fact that Diggers, when out walking with their lady friends, took it as an honour to be allowed to escort the English girls to a show, or a dance.
One Digger might have been seen in the Strand with what appeared to be a very charming specimen of English girlhood, and, no doubt, he took her to see everything he thought might interest her. Finally, he was invited home to see uncle and aunty, being welcomed very warmly by the couple.
Having a real enjoyable time the Digger was loath to leave, so, fixing him up with a shakedown and a night-cap, he was asked to stay the night. They were such nice people that the Digger took no precautions, but in the morning, on fanning himself found that his wad - a substantial one - had disappeared. Aussie saw red and with a chair became very belligerent.
He was congratulated by the magistrate on his action when uncle and party came up for justice, the P.M. remarking that it was a pity that more of the Dominion troops did not do likewise. Most of the roll was recovered.