Walter James Urquhart

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First name: Walter

Middle name: James

Last name: Urquhart

Personal information:

Major, later Lieutenant-Colonel Urquhart, b. 1894, of Brisbane, Queensland was a Duntroon graduate. He embarked from Brisbane on HMAT A22 Rangatira, 25 Sept. 1914 and served as a General Staff Officer with the Australian and New Zealand Mounted Division (Operations) in the Sinai Peninsula and Palestine 1917-1918. Lieutenant on enlistment.

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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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