Herbert Henry Harris

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First name: Herbert

Middle name: Henry

Last name: Harris

Personal information:

Enlisted as Private, Corporal on NR, embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A29 Suevic, on 20 Dec.1915. He served with the 55th Battalion, Australian Imperial Forces in France and Belgium. He was promoted to corporal in the Military Police, 1 Sept. 1917 and returned to Australia 8 Apr. 1919

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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