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Western Mail, Thursday 23 February 1933, page 2

WHY?

It was our first week in camp under Sergeant Major Cheetham, one of the smartest of his profession! training for the South African war.

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He called the troops up to attention. "Stand steady everywhere! That man number four on the right, stand still! If you are lousy, leave them alone." I stepped out and said, "Don't you say I am lousy!"

"Why," asked Cheetham.

"Because I will punch you on the nose," I said.

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"Never say that to me, my lad," replied Cheetham quietly.

"Why?" I asked.

"Why," he echoed, in profound contempt, "because I could beat a paddock full of your sort."

I afterwards found out that he could have made his claim good. He was a physical training instructor and a boxer of some class!

A.H.P., (6th W.A.M.I.), Leederville.