Sidney Wilshire

View in Catalogue Record

First name: Sidney

Middle name:

Last name: Wilshire

Personal information:

Sydney Harold Osborne Wilshire (Doley) a bank clerk of Deniliquin, New South Wales enlisted in the A.I.F. aged 24, 26 Feb. 1915, embarked on HMAT Ulysses 8 May 1915 and served with the 13th Field Artillery Brigade in Egypt and France. He was killed in action at Ypres, 31 July 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.
Ph: +61 2 9273 1414
Fax: +61 2 9273 1255

State Library of NSW
Macquarie Street,
Sydney NSW 2000,

Media Enquiries