Keith James Mitchell

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First name: Keith

Middle name: James

Last name: Mitchell

Personal information:

Private Keith James Mitchell of South Yarra, Melbourne enlisted Jan. 1915 and served with the 6th Field Ambulance in Egypt, 8 May-2 Sept. 1915 and at the Dardanelles 3 Sept.-19 Dec. 1915. He was invalided to Australia 13 Mar. 1916, returning on HMTS Nestor. After a period of leave he again embarked from Melbourne on HMAT A54 Runic for France, 20 June 1916, serving in the 10th Field Ambulance until 1 Sept. 1918. He returned to Australia 5 April 1919 and later served in Singapore during the 2nd World War

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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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