James I Marshall

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First name: James

Middle name: Joseph

Last name: Marshall

Personal information:

Private James Marshall, clerk of Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW embarked on board HMAT A47 Mashobra at the age of 18, 14 Sept. 1916 and served as a signaller with the 53rd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement in France, Dec. 1916-1918, and in Belgium, 1917-1918. He was hospitalised with trench fever in July 1917. He attended German speaking school in the field, June 1918 and worked with an Intelligence Section. After the Armistice he was billeted in Belgium. He embarked from Devonport 2 June 1919 on the Beltana, arriving back in Australia 19 July 1919

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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