John Herbert Butler

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First name: John

Middle name: Herbert

Last name: Butler

Personal information:

Enlist as Private, 2nd Lieutenant on Nom Roll, He embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on Transport A15 Star of England, 24 Sept. 1914 and served in Egypt. In Jan. 1917 he was attached to Australian Flying Corps and attended the No. 3 school of military aeronautics in Abbassia. He was invalided to Australia on the Tofua 23 Jan. 1918. After the war he engaged in commercial aviation in Australia.

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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