John Waterhouse

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First name: John

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Last name: Waterhouse

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John Waterhouse, born in Tasmania in 1852 and the father of Walter, Jabez, Olive, Lionel, John and Hephzibah, married Hephzibah Lawry, a New Zealander, in 1880. After his wife and 3 year old daughter drowned at the wreck of the Wairarapa off Great Barrier Island in 1894 he married Elizabeth Anna Lawry in 1901. He was headmaster of Sydney Boys' High School from 1896-1915

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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