John Roscoe Nield

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First name: John

Middle name: Roscoe

Last name: Nield

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John Roscoe Nield (1892-1975) went to the Superior Public School in Kogarah and Sydney Boys High School before studying law at the University of Sydney. He enlisted in the A.I.F. aged 23, 1 Apr. 1916 and embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A40 Ceramic, 7 Oct. 1916. He served as a lieutenant with the 18th Battalion and returned to Australia on the Anchises. He acted as a judge on the New South Wales District Court circuit from 1922 and was appointed in 1933. In 1964 he was made a judge in the Supreme Court where he presided until his retirement in 1962

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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