Anne Donnell

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First name: Anne

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Last name: Donnell

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nurse. a nursing sister with the 3rd Australian General Hospital, embarked for England, and thence Alexandria, on 20 May 1915. She began work at the field hospital at Lemnos on 12 October. Returning to Egypt in January 1916 she worked at the Abbassia Barracks in Cairo until October when she travelled to England and the Kitchener War Hospital in Brighton. From May 1917 Sister Donnell worked in hospitals in France. In January 1918 she became ill and was sent to convalesce in England after which she worked at the No. 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital at Harefield Park in Middlesex. She embarked for Australia on 19 January 1919

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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