Western Mail, Thursday 23 February 1933, page 2
THE RELIGIOUS AUSSIE.
Dear "Non-Corn." - At a dinner recently in London, where the majority of the diners were officers, there was present a Turkish officer who was the guest of the evening. Over the nuts and wine talk centred around different happenings during the war. Quite a controversy was caused over troops and their respective religions.
Asked for his opinion the Turkish, officer said that, to his way of thinking, the Australian was the most devout that he came in contact with. On being pressed to explain his reason, he related that he was captured at. Gallipoli one Sunday morning and being escorted behind the lines noted quite a number of men in a circle with one in the middle, holding two coins on a piece of board. Holy coins he assumed they were. On the coins being thrown in the air all eyes would devoutly follow their flight, and, as they fell to earth, the members of the devout circle were heard to murmur "Oh God!" "Oh Christ!"