George B King

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First name: George

Middle name: B

Last name: King

Personal information:

Lieutenant George Bower King of Parramatta, New South Wales, enlisted aged 19, 11 Aug. 1915 and embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A14 Euripides, 2 Nov. 1915. He served with the 6th Reinforcements to the 19th Battalion and later with the 4th Battalion in Egypt, France and Belgium, Apr. 1916 - Apr. 1919. He compiled his account of war experiences in April-June 1919

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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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