Robert Irvine Morris

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First name: Robert

Middle name: Irvine

Last name: Morris

Personal information:

R. I. Morris, a motor mechanic of Pyrmont, N.S.W., was 18 years old when he embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A60 Aeneas, 20 Dec. 1915. He served with the 18th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement Australian Imperial Forces in Egypt and France where he was killed in action 26 Aug. 1916. He was awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal

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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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