Ellis Ashmead Bartlett

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First name: Ellis

Middle name: Ashmead

Last name: Bartlett

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Journalist. E.A. Bartlett was a special war correspondent in Japan (1904), Morocco (1907), and Tripoli (1911). He was selected by the National Press Association (NPA) to represent the London press in the Dardanelles, Gallipoli Campaign, 1915.
Original diary of Ashmead Bartlett, kept on the Gallipoli campaign during the Great War. Diary has brief entries outlining activities after leaving London for France and Italy, departure for Malta then Mudros, leave in Paris June 1915 and embarking from Liverpool for America, 23 Dec. 1915; Notebook - Note in front : Original diary of Ashmead Bartlett, kept on the Gallipoli campaign during the Great war. Contains rough notes on Anzac and addresses; 2nd diary - includes texts of newspaper articles, carbon copy of 8 September 1915 letter to Herbert Asquith, Prime Minister of Great Britain, two memoranda to the Cabinet, 1915, papers and correspondence about the then Public Library of New South Wales' acquisition of Ashmead-Bartlett's papers;
Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett articles on the Gallipoli campaign; Telegrams written by Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett from the Dardennelles, including text of a newspaper article and telegram from the Dardennelles by Lieutenant Compton Mackenzie, 1915

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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