Harry Hawkins

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First name: Harry

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Last name: Hawkins

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Harry Hawkins, labourer of North Sydney, New South Wales was born in Port Adelaide, South Australia and enlisted in the First AIF on 14 July 1915 at the age of 37. He embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 5 October 1915 and served in the 1st Battalion in Egypt and France. He was wounded in action in France, July 1916 and again in May 1917 and was hospitalised in England. He returned to Sydney on the Suevic in 1918. Edith May Forshaw (nee Hawkins), his daughter, was born in 1911. Transcripts of Harry Hawkins' diary and Edith May Forshaw's memoirs with additional material by members of their family

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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