Harold William Robert Copley

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First name: Harold

Middle name: William Robert

Last name: Copley

Personal information:

Private H.W.R. Copley enlisted at Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand on 1 June 1915 and served with the 1st Wellington Infantry Battalion, New Zealand Expeditionary Forces in northern France and Belgium

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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