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D A Sheehy

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First name: D

Middle name: A

Last name: Sheehy

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D. A. Sheehy was an Engineer Lieutenant in the Royal Naval Reserve. He served on H.M.S. Orama, which was fitted out as an armed merchantman in 1914. After action in the South Atlantic ocean the Orama came to Sydney, N.S.W. for repairs, 20 Oct. 1915. She was transferred to the South Eastern patrol on 27 Nov. 1915. When conveying Australian troops, she was hit by a German submarine ca. 28 Oct. 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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