Charles Briggs Hardy

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First name: Charles

Middle name: Briggs

Last name: Hardy

Personal information:

Private Charles Hardy, born at Dawes Point, Sydney in 1894 was a blacksmith???s assistant aged 21 when he enlisted as a Private in the 19th Battalion, 12 Feb. 1915. He embarked from Sydney on board HMAT Ceramic, 25 June 1915 and served at Gallipoli and in France, where he was wounded in the Battle of Fleurbaix in France. He was repatriated back to Australia on the Karoola, 16 Oct. 1916 and discharged on medical grounds in March 1917.

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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