Charles A Baker

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First name: Charles

Middle name: A

Last name: Baker

Personal information:

C. A. Baker, a driver in the 17th Company, Australian Army Service Corps, was wounded 19th May 1918 while on active service in France. After treatment in military hospitals in England he returned to Australia Jan. 1919, and was discharged as medically unfit Dec. 1919. Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 8 August 1917 (AIF and NAA records name: Albert Charles Baker)

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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