Britomarte James

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First name: Britomarte

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Last name: James

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Mrs B. James of Melbourne Victoria, mother of two sons in the Australian army went to England 27 Sept. 1916 when her eldest son was wounded. There she joined the Women's Army Auxilliary Corps on its formation, and was a Unit Administrator in Nottingham, England and Boulogne in France

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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