Lionel Wilshire

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First name: Lionel

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Last name: Wilshire

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Lionel Ernest Osborne Wilshire enlisted 7 Sept. 1917 aged 29 and embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 13 May 1916. He served with the 35th and 36th Battalion in France and was killed in action, 31 May 1917

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Street signs, the corner of Frederick St and Dodson Av
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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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