Laurie Hyder

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First name: Laurie

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Last name: Hyder

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Private Laurie E. Hyder, a furniture packer of Melbourne, Vic. was born in Coleraine, New South Wales. He enlisted 17 Aug. 1914 and embarked from Melbourne on HMAT A20 Hororata, 19 October 1914. He served as a private in the 6th Battalion of the Australian Imperial Forces in Gallipoli and returned to Australia 15 August 1915

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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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