George Horan

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First name: George

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Last name: Horan

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George Horan, an engineer of Glebe, N.S.W., was born in Bathurst, N.S.W. and enlisted at the age of 22 in Sydney, 28 Aug. 1914. He embarked from Sydney on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914. He served with the First Division Artillery, A.I.F. in Egypt, Gallipoli, Greece, France, Belgium and England. He received the Military Medal for Gallantry and devotion to duty at Pozieres, 1916 and returned to Australia on the Port Hacking, 3 Dec. 1918. His brother, Richard Joseph Horan and uncle, George Richard Horan were both killed in action in 1915.

Donated to the Library by Mrs P. Goldsmith, 1967.

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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