George Ernest Gower

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First name: George

Middle name: Ernest

Last name: Gower

Personal information:

Private G. Gower of Brisbane embarked at the age of 23 from Melbourne, Victoria, on Transport A40 Ceramic, 22 Dec. 1914. He served as a stretcher bearer with the 15th Battalion, Australian Army Medical Corps in Gallipoli 24 Apr. 1915-18 July 1915 and returned to to Australia 8 May 1916

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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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