Sid Marsh, who also operated a wine and spirit store at Woonona, commanded the voluntary drill corps at Bulli Park – Cartoon, Paul Dorin.
Down Memory Lane
With JACK DEVITT*
I CAN remember as a very small boy hearing Sid Marsh’s centurion voice barking commands as he drilled men and youths in Bulli Park in the early 1920s.
We lived at the corner of Farrell Road and Artis Street at the time and Sid’s voice could be heard quite plainly from that distance.
As far as I can ascertain there was compulsory military training for young men in those years, circa 1922.
These training exercises were on a Saturday afternoon when the park had its rotunda of German guns and a large flagpole on the knoll a few yards down from the Catholic church.
Almost opposite the rotunda in Park Road was the Drill Hall and in the…
View original post 224 more words