John Harrison Wheat

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First name: John

Middle name: Harrison

Last name: Wheat

Personal information:

John. H. Wheat served as a rating on the submarine AE2 from Feb. 1914 to 30 Apr. 1915 when it was sunk in the Sea of Marmora. He was a prisoner of the Turks, 1915-1918, working on the Baghdad Railway

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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