George Henry Peden

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First name: George

Middle name: Henry

Last name: Peden

Personal information:

George Henry Peden letter diary, 26 March 1916-31 March 1917. Letter diary describes events while serving with the 17th and 19th Battalions in Egypt and France, including being wounded and convalescence at Wandsworth No. 3 General Hospital, a visit to the Grand Fleet as a guest of the Admiralty and convalescence in the south of France after being wounded a second time. Includes descriptions of the conditions in the trenches

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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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