Geoffery Forrest Hughes

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First name: Geoffery

Middle name: Forrest

Last name: Hughes

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Geoffrey Hughes went to England in 1916 and was commissioned in the Royal Flying Corps. He was awarded a Military Cross in May 1918 and the Air Force Cross in 1919. Diarists brother Roger Forrest is killed in the conflict.

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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