Oscar Melly

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First name: Oscar

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Last name: Melly

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Gunner O. Melly, miner of Haymarket, NSW embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A30 Borda, 17 Oct. 1916. He served 9 months in France and Belgium in the 1st Medium Artillery, 3rd Reinforcements, Heavy Truck Motor Battery, A.I.F. in the battle areas of Ypres and Bullecourt. Seems to have joined up in Dubbo

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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