Norman Charles Brierley

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First name: Norman

Middle name: Charles

Last name: Brierley

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Norman Brierley, a farmer of Brisbane, Queensland was born in Annandale, New South Wales. He enlisted in Brisbane 15 Dec. 1917 aged 21 and embarked from Sydney on board RMS Ormonde, 2 March 1918. He served as a private with the 31st Battalion in France. After the armistice he travelled throughout France as batman to Lieutenant Hix - Private on enlist

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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