Hunter Gibson

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First name: Hunter

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Last name: Gibson

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Hunter Gibson enlisted 17 Aug. 1914 and served with the 4th Battalion, 1st Division A.I.F., later being transferred to 1st Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery. He trained in Egypt and landed at Gallipoli in Apr. 1915 where he was wounded and sent back to Egypt. He returned to Gallipoli and in Aug. 1915 was invalided back to Egypt, and later served in France and returned to Australia in Dec. 1918. Private on enlistment, Lance Corporal on NR. Embarkd on the A14 Euripides

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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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