Fred Wills

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First name: Fred

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Last name: Wills

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Alfred Henry Wills was born in England and served for 2 1/2 years with the 3rd Queensland Mounted Infantry during the Boer War. He enlisted in the A.I.F. in Queensland at the age of 40 in Jan. 1916 and embarked from Brisbane on HMAT A46 Clan MacGillivray, 1 May 1916. He fought in France Dec. 1916-1917, was evacuated from Etaples in Jan. 1917, hospitalised for two weeks with malaria contracted in 1900, and invalided home 26 Sept. 1917 on HT Borda

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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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