William Toovey Osborne

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First name: William

Middle name: Toovey

Last name: Osborne

Personal information:

Driver W. T. Osborne enlisted in Rockhampton, Queensland on 22 Feb. 1916 and served in the Australian Field Artillery in France and Belgium 30 Mar. 1917-20 May 1919. Embarked on the HMAT A7 Medic.

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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