Stanley Dewhurst

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First name: Stanley

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Last name: Dewhurst

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Stanley Dewhurst, clerk of Mosman, Sydney was born in Crookwell, New South Wales and enlisted in the A.I.F. aged 22, 14 Feb. 1916. He embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A60 Aeneas, 30 Sept. 1916 and served with the Howitzer Brigade 116 and 3rd Army Field Artillery Brigade in France. He returned to Australia on HT Pakeha, 24 Nov. 1919. His brother Vivian Dewhurst served with the 4th Field Artillery Brigade on the Western Front and returned to Australia 3 May 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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