Sidney McCarthy

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First name: Sidney

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Last name: McCarthy

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Sidney McCarthy, a shearer from Redfern, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on HMAT A33 Ayrshire, 20 Dec. 1914. He served as a trooper with the 7th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron in Egypt, Gallipoli and the Middle East, returning to Australia 29 Jan. 1919. (name abbreviated to Sid McCarthy in NAA)

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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