Richard Blundell

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First name: Richard

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Last name: Blundell

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R. Blundell enlisted on 14 December 1914. He served with the Australian Field Artillery, Jan. 1915 - May 1916, then transferred to the 101st Battalion. He was aboard ships operating in the Dardanelles, Apr. - May 1915, served in Egypt, June 1915 - Mar. 1916 and then in France, Mar. 1916 - Dec. 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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