Arthur Horace Gray

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First name: Arthur

Middle name: Horace

Last name: Gray

Personal information:

Regimental Sergeant Major Horace Arthur Leslie Gray, a clerk of Leichhardt, Sydney enlisted for the Boer War in May 1903, aged 18. He listed his occupation as Rotary Machinist (printing) when he re-enlisted in the 19th Battalion, Feb. 1915. He served in Egypt, Gallipoli and France and was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for conspicuous gallantry at Pozieres. He was killed by a sniper at Fleurs while he was talking to General Holmes, pointing out the position of the snipers, 10 Nov. 1916

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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