Chirstopher Kenneth Millar

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First name: Chirstopher

Middle name: Kenneth

Last name: Millar

Personal information:

Christopher Kenneth Millar (always known as Ken) was Elizabeth Perdriau's brother and served in World War 1 and World War 11. He left Sydney in October 1914, and after training in Egypt, went ashore at Gallipoli in April 1915, Soon wounded he returned to Egypt and a hospital in Cairo. In August Millar returned to the fray until the evacuation in December, when he returned to Egypt to Tel-el Kebir, by this time a Sergeant, acting Lieutenant. In April 1916 his battalion was transported to France and saw action on the Western Front. He was wounded in July 1916 and laid up in a London hospital until November, but was hospitalised again on his return to France because of a hernia. It was announced on 2 January 1917 that the Military Cross had been awarded to Lieutenant Millar. He was on leave in London when the Armistice was declared and returned to Sydney in May 1919. His service in World War 11 is documented in three letters 1940 and 1941

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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