John Herbert Butler

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First name: John

Middle name: Herbert

Last name: Butler

Personal information:

Enlist as Private, 2nd Lieutenant on Nom Roll, He embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on Transport A15 Star of England, 24 Sept. 1914 and served in Egypt. In Jan. 1917 he was attached to Australian Flying Corps and attended the No. 3 school of military aeronautics in Abbassia. He was invalided to Australia on the Tofua 23 Jan. 1918. After the war he engaged in commercial aviation in Australia.

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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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