Leslie Kemnitz Stuart

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First name: Leslie

Middle name: Kemnitz

Last name: Stuart

Personal information:

Private Leslie Kemnitz Stuart, bank clerk of Goulburn, NSW, enlisted in the 19th Battalion, A.I.F. at the age of 20 in Liverpool, Sydney, 23 Mar. 1915. He embarked on board HMAT Ceramic, 25 June 1915 and served with the 5th Australian Machine Gun Company in Gallipoli and France. He was wounded in France on 5 Aug. 1916 and returned to Australia on SS Homeward, 31 July 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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