Henry Douglas Nicholls

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First name: Henry

Middle name: Douglas

Last name: Nicholls

Personal information:

Henry (Harry) Douglas Vincent Nicholls, a tailor's cutter of Ashfield, Sydney, with his brother Ellis enrolled for the Army Medical Corps on 24 Aug. 1915. He enlisted in the A.I.F. aged 25 years, 13 Sept. 1915, embarked from Australia on HMT Gloucester Castle, 22 Dec. 1915 and worked in military hospitals in England and France. He returned to Australia as part of the nursing staff on hospital ship Beltana, 2 June 1919.

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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