Humphry Warren Barker MacArty

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First name: Humphry

Middle name: Warren Barker

Last name: MacArty

Personal information:

H. W. B. MacArty, of Broken Hill, N.S.W. served with the 10th and 50th Battalions in Egypt and at Gallipoli. Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914

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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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