Charles Vincent Monaghan

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First name: Charles

Middle name: Vincent

Last name: Monaghan

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Charles Vincent Monaghan, a farmer of Nowra, New South Wales was born on 8 August 1884 at Mayfield, near Nowra. He enlisted in the Australian Army Medical Corps as a stretcher bearer on 15 July 1915, aged 30. He embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A26 Armadale, 21 March 1916, disembarked in Egypt on 23 April, and entrained for Tel el Kebir. With 3000 other men Monaghan landed at Marseilles on 16 May and Etaples on 21 May. He returned to Australia on the Beltana, 19 July 1919. A small photograph shows three men named as Andrews, Cartright and Monaghan

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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