Western Mail, Thursday 28 December 1933, page 2
THE SOUVENIR KING.
There wasn't a unit in the A.I.F. that didn't have its souvenir king. The 53rd Battalion wasn't any exception. He didn't give a darn who won the war so long as he reaped a harvest of "souvs."
Many of the diggers obligingly added to his collection. "Kicker" Kelly blew cigarette smoke into a bottle and gave it to the "souv. king," who greatly treasured it as German gas collected at considerable personal risk. The last we saw of him he was starting a moonlight prowl round no man's land one night looking for something to add to his museum. Alas! Fritz added him to his.