Keith Harris

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First name: Keith

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Last name: Harris

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Keith Harris, a boy of fifteen sailed from Sydney on 27 July 1917 as a member of the crew of S.S. Matunga bound for Newcastle, Brisbane, Rabaul and the Pacific Islands. The vessel was captured by the German Navy raider SMS Wolf on 6 August 1917, the crew were taken onboard the SMS Wolf, landed at Kiel, Germany six months later, and were interned at a POW camp at Gustrow, Germany. Harris remained there until he was repatriated to England in December 1918

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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