William Daniel Hardy

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First name: William

Middle name: Daniel

Last name: Hardy

Personal information:

Private W. D. Hardy enlisted in the Australian Imperial Forces on 9 Oct. 1915 at the age of nineteen and served in the 4th Field Ambulance of the Army Medical Corps in Egypt, France and Belgium. Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 29 March 1916.He transferred to the Second Australian General Hospital 24 Feb. 1917. He was invalided back to Australia, arriving in Sydney 20 Nov. 1917.

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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