Leo John Walsh

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First name: Leo

Middle name: John

Last name: Walsh

Personal information:

Leo Walsh, grazier, of Moomin, Rowena, New South Wales, embarked from Sydney, NSW on HMAT RMS Osterley, 15 Jan. 1916 at the age of 24. He served with 1st Field Artillery Brigade, 14th Reinforcements in Egypt, France and Belgium. He was wounded in action 6 Sept. 1917 and returned to Australia 10 Jan. 1918 on HT Corinthic. He was discharged 9 Apr. 1918 and returned to farming at Rowena, NSW until 1935, then to Queensland

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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