Victor Rodney Nixon

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First name: Victor

Middle name: Rodney

Last name: Nixon

Personal information:

Private Victor Rodney Nixon, a seaman was born in Balmain, New South Wales and aged 21 years when he enlisted in the 56th Battalion, at Liverpool, 9 June 1915. He embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915 and was returned on the Ceramic for medical reasons, 27 Jan 1916. On 11 Mar. 1916 he embarked for Egypt on board HMAT A32 Themistocles and transferred from the 57th to the 56th Battalion. He was wounded in action in France, 2 Apr. 1917 and returned to Australia on HT Suevic, 20 Nov. 1917 and discharged as medically unfit 23 Feb. 1918

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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