Norman Sherwin

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First name: Norman

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Last name: Sherwin

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Norman Douglas Sherwin, a labourer from Cargo, New South Wales enlisted aged 20 on 14 Sept. 1914 and embarked from Sydney on board Transport A29 Suevic, 21 Dec. 1914. He served with the 6th Light Horse Regiment, was wounded during the attack on Amman on 28 March 1918 and reported missing. He died of wounds the next day while a prisoner of the Turks.

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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