Francis William Roberts

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First name: Francis

Middle name: William

Last name: Roberts

Personal information:

F. W. Roberts, orchardist of Upper Hawthorn, Victoria enlisted 23 Feb. 1916 aged 27 years. He embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT A11 Ascanius, 11 May 1917. While serving with the 21st Battalion, 6th Brigade, 2nd Division of the Australian Imperial Force, commanded by Major-General Charles Rosenthal, he was killed in the attack on Mont St Quentin, France on Sunday, 1 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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