Thomas Joseph Cleary

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First name: Thomas

Middle name: Joseph

Last name: Cleary

Personal information:

T. J. Cleary served as a private in the Australian Imperial Forces, transferring from his original battalion to the 2nd Pioneer Battalion May, 1916. He was stationed in Egypt Apr. - May 1916 and later served in France and Belgium

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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