Norman Thomas Gilroy

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First name: Norman

Middle name: Thomas

Last name: Gilroy

Personal information:

Norman Thomas Gilroy embarked for Egypt on the transport Hessen (later Transport HMAT Bulla), Feb. 1915 and served as a naval wireless operator on the Hessen off Gallipoli and Imbros before the ship returned to England, 4 July 1915. He returned to Melbourne Aug. 1915, subsequently became a priest and served as Roman Catholic Archbishop of Sydney from 1940 to 1971

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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