Alec Broughton Doyle

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First name: Alec

Middle name: Broughton

Last name: Doyle

Personal information:

Alec Broughton Doyle was born at Scone, N.S.W. in 1888. He entered the Royal Australian Navy in 1912 and was Engineer Oficer on the H.M.A.S. Parramatta, 1914. He was Engineer Manager at Garden Island dockyard 1933-1942, Director of Engineering (Naval), 1942-1943 and 3rd Naval Member of the Australasian Naval Board and Chief of Construction, 1943-1948

Military parade, Macquarie Street, Sydney
A birthday treat(y) signals a short-lived period of world peace

Being an ardent pacifist I was delighted to discover that the Treaty of Versailles was signed on 28 June – my birthday!  An examination of the souvenir programme, Victory Celebrations (Signing of Peace), revealed a route  that was to pass in front of the original Mitchell Library.  Further searching of the Library’s collections revealed this magnificent photo of the event.
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