James Brunton Gibb

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First name: James

Middle name: Brunton

Last name: Gibb

Personal information:

Enlisting in the Australian Imperial Forces in July 1915, the young man sailed from Sydney in R.M.S. Osterley in January 1916, bound for Suez. In March 1916 he was transferred to the 7th Field Ambulance(B) which sailed for Marseilles, then saw active service in the heaviest battles in France and Flanders. A member of the Anzac Coves entertainment troop.

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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