Percy Morris

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First name: Percy

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Last name: Morris

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Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius. Percy Morris, of Helensburgh NSW, of 20th Battalion (? see below) , 5th Brigade A.I.F, received the Military Medal for services as a runner at the Battle of Mont St Quentin, where he was wounded on 31 Aug. 1918. Listed as part of 53rd Battalion on AIF d/b, - 57th Battalion on NR. SN 2940

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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