Thomas Darchy

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First name: Thomas

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Last name: Darchy

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Thomas Darchy, station manager of Alma, Rowena, New South Wales enlisted on 18 Jan. 1917, serving as a corporal with the 1st Pioneer Battalion, 11th Reinforcement. Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana. He returned to Sydney on 9 May 1919.

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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