Oliver Holt

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First name: Oliver

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Last name: Holt

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Lance Corporal Oliver Holt served in the 3rd Australian Field Ambulance in Egypt, Gallipoli, France and Belgium and returned to Australia in Oct. 1919. He was wounded twice and spent much time on an education scheme for his unit. Enlisted as Private, Sergeant on NR. Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 28 July 1915

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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