James George Tedder

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First name: James

Middle name: George

Last name: Tedder

Personal information:

James George Tedder, Area Officer of Belmore, N.S.W. served as a lieutenant in the 2nd Regiment, NSW Mounted Rifles (Colonel Williams' Column) during the Boer War. He also served in World War I, embarking from Melbourne, Vic. on board HMAT A24 Benalla, 19 Oct. 1914. He was present at the landing of troops at Anzac, 25 Apr. 1915 and after disembarking Engineers and others proceeded to Imbros before returning to Anzac for wounded. He was promoted to Major July 1915 and Lieut. Colonel in Sept. 1915. He embarked for England 27 June 1916, was hospitalised with bronchitis Jan. 1917 and returned to Australia on the D22 Arawa, Sept. 1918

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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