Charles Harold Peters

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First name: Charles

Middle name: Harold

Last name: Peters

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Captain Charles Harold Peters, a managing bookseller of Melbourne, Victoria enlisted aged 27, 21 July 1915, and embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT A54 Runic, 20 June 1916. He served with the 38th Battalion, A.I.F. in France where he was awarded the Military Cross and Bar for his bravery at Armentieres, 31 Dec. 1916 and his actions during operations at the Hindenburg Line, Sept.-Oct. 1918. He was detached for duties with the 57th Battalion, Mar. 1917 and as instructor, Sept. 1917. He returned to Australia on HMAT Ypiringa and was discharged 19 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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