Charles Briggs Hardy

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First name: Charles

Middle name: Briggs

Last name: Hardy

Personal information:

Private Charles Hardy, born at Dawes Point, Sydney in 1894 was a blacksmith???s assistant aged 21 when he enlisted as a Private in the 19th Battalion, 12 Feb. 1915. He embarked from Sydney on board HMAT Ceramic, 25 June 1915 and served at Gallipoli and in France, where he was wounded in the Battle of Fleurbaix in France. He was repatriated back to Australia on the Karoola, 16 Oct. 1916 and discharged on medical grounds in March 1917.

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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