Verdi George Schwinghammer

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First name: Verdi

Middle name: George

Last name: Schwinghammer

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Verdi George Schwinghammer, clerk of Byron Bay, New South Wales was 25 years old when he embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra, 17 Nov. 1916. He was attached to the 42nd Battalion A.I.F., formed with men from Northern Rivers, New South Wales, and southern Queensland. He served in France June 1917-Apr. 1919, was wounded and spent some time in hospital in France and England before returning to Australia 16 June 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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