William Charles Watson

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First name: William

Middle name: Charles

Last name: Watson

Personal information:

Sergeant W. C. Watson served with the 31st Battalion, Australian Imperial Forces in the Abbeville, Amiens and Somme areas of France in 1917. Possibly left Aust on HMAT A64 Demosthenes

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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