George William David Bell

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First name: George

Middle name: William David

Last name: Bell

Personal information:

George William David Bell of Port Hedland, W.A., embarked from Fremantle on board HMAT A52 Surada, 17 Feb. 1915 and served with the 16th Battalion in France. (According to AIF he served with the 10th Lighthorse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement). He was wounded and captured at Reincourt near Bullicourt, France, April 1917, and repatriated May, 1918. Acting Corporal on enlistment, Private on NR.

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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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