Roy Richards

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First name: Roy

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Last name: Richards

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Roy Richards, a clerk of Homebush, Sydney, New South Wales enlisted aged 21 and embarked from Sydney on board HMAT Ceramic, 25 June 1915. He served with the 19th Battalion, 5th Australian Machine Gun Company, A.I.F. in Egypt, the Dardanelles, France and Belgium. He was wounded, 6 Nov. 1916 and died 26 Nov. 1916 Includes letters to members of his family, 4 Mar. 1915 - 16 Nov. 1916, letters of condolence following his death, 22 Nov. 1916 - 18 Feb. 1917 and notes from his diary, 15 Aug. 1915 - 17 Nov. 1916, evidently compiled by a member of his family

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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