Western Mail, Thursday 8 June 1933, page 2
THE DAG RAMPANT.
Diggers who were in Cairo well remember the equestrian statue in Opera Square, but few know that a digger was placed on a pedestal not far from that commanding piece of statuary.
On leave in that memorable city, an Aussie was sauntering around in between visits to the Old Criterion, where the dinkum English ale was to be had. He looked good to a couple of Gyppo bootblack boys who rushed him with their boxes, shouting, "Boots clean Sar! Bonzer Kiwi, Sar! Australia good soldier! Havlock good terbac!" Much to the Aussie's discomfort they grabbed a foot each and endeavoured to raise it on to their own particular box, yelling at each other such endearments as "You _ black _!" "You black cow!" and other phrases picked up around Mena Camp.
The upshot of it was the Dag, with the aid of a wall behind him, balanced himself with a foot on each box, and the boys polished a boot apiece.
In bronze, the digger would have made a striking testimonial to the Dags of the A.I.F.