Leslie Duncan Richardson

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First name: Leslie

Middle name: Duncan

Last name: Richardson

Personal information:

L. D. Richardson was a signaller with the 1st Light Horse Regiment, A.I.F. He enlisted 17 June 1915 at Victoria Barracks, Sydney and embarked on S.S. Pera on 13 October 1915, arriving in Suez on 13 Nov. 1915. He was taken prisoner by the Turks in Aug. 1916, later sent to England for furlough and returned to Sydney on the S.S. Ascanius on 4 Apr. 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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