Walter Bruce Rainsford

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First name: Walter

Middle name: Bruce

Last name: Rainsford

Personal information:

W. B. Rainsford served in Egypt and France and helped in the formation of the Imperial Scouts Organisation. Embarked from Sydney on S.S. Kyarra 25 Nov. 1914. His diaries were compiled whilst sergeant with the Australian Army Medical Corps and the 14th Field Ambulance. Private on enlistment, Staff Sergeant on NR

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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