This was the squad which passed for duty in November 1941! Ralph Payne,
who was at the Adelaide Reunion, allowed me to bring this picture home
so that I could scan it. Front right is I believe one Minnie Mewhort
who I served with in the Home Fleet in the mid fiftes. I have no idea
who the others pictured are, so perhaps your favourite bloodhounds could
do some research on this one?
Bye for now.
slowly, I know a couple more of the names of this squad and I feel sure
we will find them all eventually. Back left is A. F. Lee (darky Lee)
excellent soccer player, brother of E J Lee in the following squad,
78, also an excellent soccer player and top grade musician who went
to the Welsh Guards on his 12.)
Next to him is a fellow called Callaghan. Miss one, then Jack Doyle,
first rate Euph and Cello, hard to get along with unless you played
well. 2nd row blank except for the usual names of the Officers and instructors
which everyone must know by now. No 3 of the front row is another excellent
euph and Cello and next to him is the very well known, Titch Galvin
a really fine soccer player, despite being very low to the ground, he
was very well known indeed. Minnie Mewhort was not at the end of that
row, but the penultimate boy. I think I know more but it will take time
to drag them to the surface. Just can't bring that other euph and cello
to mind either. I might have told you before, fine player, amazing how
many good euph and cellos came from around that time (I was in 78 squad!
with Ted Lee). We had a really whizzo cello teacher (Pusser Reed) and
a bunch of goodish euph teachers.
name, the one I was missing when I wrote last, a day or so ago. The
third bloke in from the left in the front row is Ginger Corben, another
very good euph and cello. Ralph may be able to give some idea what his
number was. There are still a lot of blanks amongst the names in that