Benjamin Harris

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First name: Benjamin

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Last name: Harris

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Corporal Benjamin Harris, seaman of North Fitzroy, Vic., enlisted in the Australian Imperial Forces on 3 May 1915 and embarked on HMAT A11 'Ascanius' from Melbourne, 10 Nov. 1915. He served in the 8th Field Ambulance in the Canal Zone, Egypt to June 1916 and in France and Belgium to 30 Jan. 1916, as cook and stretcher bearer.

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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