Oscar Rhodes

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First name: Oscar

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Last name: Rhodes

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Corporal Oscar Rhodes, a journalist of Campsie, New South Wales, embarked from Sydney on HMAT A35 Berrima, 25 June 1915 and served as a signaller with the 20th Battalion in Egypt, Gallipoli and France. He was wounded with loss of left leg at Butte de Warlencourt, France, 25 Feb. 1917 and discharged as medically unfit, Sydney, 13 August 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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