Gordon Colin Cooper

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First name: Gordon

Middle name: Colin

Last name: Cooper

Personal information:

G. C. Cooper, of Osterley, Inverell, N.S.W. enlisted on 27 Aug. 1914 aged 21, describing his occupation as Colonial Experience. He embarked for Egypt on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria, 20 Oct. 1914 and served with the Machine Gun Section 1st Australian Light Horse Anzac Mounted Division in Gallipoli, May-Sept. and Nov. 1915, evacuating on 19 Dec. 1915 and in Egypt and Palestine 1916-1917. He returned to Australia on HMAT Devon arriving in Australia on 24 November 1918

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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