Thomas Ray Crooks

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First name: Thomas

Middle name: Ray

Last name: Crooks

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Sergeant on enlist, Lieutenant on NR, embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee, 11 Febr. 1915 and served in the 13th and 45th Battalions. He took part in campaigns in the Dardanelles, France and Belgium and was wounded in action in France, 6 Aug. 1916. He was awarded the Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty, Mar. 1917. He returned to Australia 13 Mar. 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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