Francis Joseph Campbell Brewer

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First name: Francis

Middle name: Joseph Campbell

Last name: Brewer

Personal information:

Private Francis Joseph Campbell Brewer, a journalist from Kangaroo Point, Queensland served with the 20th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement, 5th Brigade, 2nd Division, A.I.F. in France, May-Oct. 1918. The 5th Brigade was responsible for the capture of the fortress of Mont St Quentin, Aug.-Sept. 1918

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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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