Herbert A Brown

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First name: Herbert

Middle name: A

Last name: Brown

Personal information:

H. A. Brown served in the Royal Navy, 1901-May 1913, when he joined the Royal Australian Navy and came to Australia on the submarine A.E.2, which subsequently escorted troop transports to Egypt and was sunk in the Dardanelles 30 Apr. 1915, after which he was a prisoner in Turkish camps until Nov. 1918

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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