Claude Corderoy Benson

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First name: Claude

Middle name: Corderoy

Last name: Benson

Personal information:

Corporal C. C. Benson served with the 13th Battalion A.I.F. He was captured 11 Apr. 1917 on the Hindenburg Line near Riencourt, France. Private on enlistment, Lance Corporal on NR. Embarked from Sydney on HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 August 1915

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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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