Alexander MacCormick

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First name: Alexander

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Last name: MacCormick

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Alexander MacCormick, surgeon, was born in Argyllshire, Scotland and went to Australia in 1883 to teach at the University of Sydney. When war broke out he went to England and joined the British Expeditionary Force in November 1914, serving as colonel and surgeon in France. He was also commissioned in the Australian Army Medical Corps in Lemnos. His son was killed in action in France, Oct. 1916

Street signs, the corner of Frederick St and Dodson Av
Trove solves a family mystery

All the WW1 records for my great grand uncle showed he lived in Hanover St, Lidcombe. However, this street no longer exists. Searching in Trove I discovered the street had been renamed to honour another soldier, Private Frederick Doodson who was killed on Anzac Day landing at the Dardanelles. The digitised newspapers helped me to unravel a mystery in the family history. Trove supplied the missing piece to the puzzle and also the reason why the street name was changed, and the wonderful recognition for the local soldier who died.
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