William Burrell

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First name: William

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Last name: Burrell

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Private - Sapper W. Burrell of Camperdown, Sydney served as a stretcher-bearer with B. Company 17th Battalion 5 Infantry Brigade A.I.F. in France and Belgium Apr. 1916 - Sep. 1917, when he was wounded and awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field. After treatment in England he returned to France with a railway unit, the 4th Australian B.G.R.O. Company, until repatriated in July 1919. Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas

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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