Frank Coen

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First name: Frank

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Last name: Coen

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Francis (Frank) Coen, barrister at law, applied for a commission in the A.I.F. on 18 June, 1915 at the age of 31 and served with the 18th and 19th Battalions at Gallipoli and in France. He was wounded at Gallipoli, Oct. 1915 and killed in France, 28 July 1916

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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