William Thomas Alma Hennell

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First name: William

Middle name: Thomas Alma

Last name: Hennell

Personal information:

W. J. A. Hennell of Petersham, Sydney served as a private with the 19th Battalion, B Company, A.I.F. in France 28 Dec. 1916-22 May 1919. Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916; 1st Australian General Hospital; He returned to Sydney on 18 Aug. 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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