James Francis O'Donnell

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First name: James

Middle name: Francis

Last name: O'Donnell

Personal information:

Sergeant J. F. O'Donnell enlisted at Sydney, 18 May 1916 and left for France on the Ceramic, 7 Oct. 1916. He served in France and Belgium with the C Company of the 30th Battalion, 8th Brigade, 5th Division, A.I.F. He was a contributor to The Digger

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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