Reginald Thomas Salisbury

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First name: Reginald

Middle name: Thomas

Last name: Salisbury

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Reginald Thomas Salisbury was born 19 January 1894, he served in the South Atlantic Squadron and then later in the Pacific Squadron of the Royal Navy on H.M.S. Orama. The Orama was an armed merchant cruiser that participated in both the Battle of Coronel and Falkland Islands. After action in the South Atlantic ocean the Orama came to Sydney, N.S.W. for repairs in October 1915. She was transferred to the South Eastern patrol on 27 November 1915. When conveying Australian troops, she was hit by a German submarine ca. 28 October 1917.

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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