Frank Valentine Weir

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First name: Frank

Middle name: Valentine

Last name: Weir

Personal information:

Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A42 Forty-Two on 20 December 1914 .War diaries, 1914-1919, correspondence. Lieutenant on enlistment, Major on NR. 1st Light Horse Regiment

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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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