Henry Ernest Gissing

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First name: Henry

Middle name: Ernest

Last name: Gissing

Personal information:

Henry Ernest Gissing. a chemist, of Ashfield, N.S.W., served with the 1st Field Ambulance, Australian Army Medical Corps, Jan. 1915-Mar. 1916, when he was transferred to the 14th Field Ambulance. He was promoted to Corporal 31 May 1916 and Sergeant 18 June 1916. Private at enlistment, Warrant Officer (Class II) on NR.

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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