Frank T Makinson

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First name: Frank

Middle name: T

Last name: Makinson

Personal information:

Private F. T. Makinson, clerk of Neutral Bay, Sydney embarked from Melbourne, Vic., on Transport A38 Ulysses, 22 Dec. 1914. He served in the 13th Battalion, 4th Brigade of the A.I.F. at Gallipoli 26 Apr.-18 Dec. 1915 and was evacuated to Sandy Bay in Egypt 3 Jan. 1916. He was killed in action, 29 Aug. 1916

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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