Charles Alwyne

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First name: Charles

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Last name: Alwyne

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Private, 2nd Battalion, Wounded at Gallipoli 17 May 1915 returned to Australia 31 Oct. 1915. Discharged June 1916 and later served in Rabaul, 1917-1919

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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