military history

Another Cricketer! – Doug Walters

While looking through some pictures on the State Library website, I came across this picture of Doug Walters.

Image Source: State Library
 


The State Library has captioned it as:
Cricketer Doug Walters arrives to start his National Service at the Army Depot, Marrickville

In his biography “One of a Kind: The Doug Walters Story” Doug relates a story about signing up for National Service:

 
Found via Google Books

His book refers to his initial recruitment at Kapooka near Wagga and then followed up service at Holdsworthy. He did not see active duty in Vietnam, and sadly his book makes no mention of his time at Marrickville!

But, we have another green baggy hat to add to our cricketing legends hall of fame!!

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