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Source: Australian War Memorial
The Green Diamonds The Green Diamonds i(7803686 works by) (Organisation) assertion (a.k.a. 5th Australian Infantry Brigade Concert Party)
Born: Established: 1917 ; Died: Ceased: 1919
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With its line-up including professional vaudevillian Bruce Drysdale (previously with Stanley McKay) and female impersonator 'Tiki' Carpenter, the Green Diamonds presented a variety entertainment of songs, dances, comedy routines and farces in France around the end of the war. The concert party was formed from within the 5th Brigade, which itself comprised the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th infantry battalions.

Soldiers identified as being associated with the troupe are: F. Martin, H. E. Pierce, F. Hastie, Arthur 'Tiki' Carpenter, J. Mossfield, L. McGowan, Bruce Drysdale, C. Daniels, R. A. Brodie, Val K. Royal (music director) and Lieut. W. T. Bastin (manager).

[Source: Australian Variety Theatre Archive]

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  • This entry has been sourced from research undertaken by Dr Clay Djubal into Australian-written popular music theatre (ca. 1850-1930).

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