Leslie Harold Barry

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First name: Leslie

Middle name: Harold

Last name: Barry

Personal information:

Sapper Leslie Harold Barry, a lands salesman of Dubbo, N.S.W., enlisted in the A.I.F. aged 19, 15 Sept. 1915. He served with the 1st Field Company Engineers and was fighting in France at the time of his capture by German troops, November 1916

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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