Basil Bruce Williamson

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First name: Basil

Middle name: Bruce

Last name: Williamson

Personal information:

Basil Bruce Williamson, a plasterer of Kensington, Sydney, New South Wales enlisted with the A.I.F. aged 20 and embarked from Sydney on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915. He served with the 18th Battalion, B Company and was killed in action at Gallipoli, 22 August 1915. His father, William Wallace Williamson also of the 18th Battalion returned to Australia, 12 April 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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