William Thomas Alma Hennell

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First name: William

Middle name: Thomas Alma

Last name: Hennell

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W. J. A. Hennell of Petersham, Sydney served as a private with the 19th Battalion, B Company, A.I.F. in France 28 Dec. 1916-22 May 1919. Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916; 1st Australian General Hospital; He returned to Sydney on 18 Aug. 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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