Kenneth Binnie

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First name: Kenneth

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Last name: Binnie

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Kenneth George Binnie, station manager of Quirindi, New South Wales enlisted in the Australian Imperial Forces, 6 Jan. 1916, aged 22. He embarked for England on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire, 11 May 1916 and reached the front near Armentieres, France in December 1916. He was made a Lieutenant in the 26th Battery of the 3rd Australian Division, 19 Apr. 1918 and returned to New South Wales on HT Anchises, Feb. 1919

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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