William Owen Clarke

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First name: William

Middle name: Owen

Last name: Clarke

Personal information:

W. O. Clarke was a member of the 25th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement. His unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland on HMAT A26 Armadale,18 Sept. 1915

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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