Thomas Ellis Nicholls

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First name: Thomas

Middle name: Ellis

Last name: Nicholls

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Thomas Ellis Nicholls (Ellis), tailor's cutter of Croydon, Sydney enlisted aged 22 years, 13 Sept. 1915, embarked from Australia on HMT Gloucester Castle, 22 Dec. 1915 and worked at the 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital at Bulford, England and in France with his brother Harry. He returned to Australia on H.T. Castalia, 13 April 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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