Reginald Thomas Salisbury

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First name: Reginald

Middle name: Thomas

Last name: Salisbury

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Reginald Thomas Salisbury was born 19 January 1894, he served in the South Atlantic Squadron and then later in the Pacific Squadron of the Royal Navy on H.M.S. Orama. The Orama was an armed merchant cruiser that participated in both the Battle of Coronel and Falkland Islands. After action in the South Atlantic ocean the Orama came to Sydney, N.S.W. for repairs in October 1915. She was transferred to the South Eastern patrol on 27 November 1915. When conveying Australian troops, she was hit by a German submarine ca. 28 October 1917.

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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