Benjamin Alfred Cohen

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First name: Benjamin

Middle name: Alfred

Last name: Cohen

Personal information:

Corporal on enlist, Sergeant on Nominal Roll, served with the Australian Broad Gauge Operating Company in France and Belgium, May 1917 - March 1919. He returned to Australia August 1919

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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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