George R Faulkner

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First name: George

Middle name: R

Last name: Faulkner

Personal information:

Corporal G. R. Faulkner, a wholesale fruiterer of Bundaberg, Queensland, enlisted at the age of 31 in Brisbane, Sept. 1915 and served with the Light Horse 15th Field Ambulance, B Section 5th Division, in France from June 1916 to May 1917. He wounded in action May 1917, losing his right arm and returned to Australia on the Ulysses Sept. 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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