John Patrick MacNamara

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First name: John

Middle name: Patrick

Last name: MacNamara

Personal information:

Private John Patrick MacNamara enlisted on 2 Feb. 1916, in 1st Light Horse Brigade, and later as a wireless operator with no. 1 squadron, Australian Flying Corps until discharged 29 May 1919. He was awarded the Military Medal on 24 August 1917. Left Sydn on board the RMS Mooltan

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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