Soldiers' letters

Soldiers' letters

Eugene Sullivan, a law clerk of Holsworthy, Sydney was born in Lismore, New South Wales. He enlisted at the age of 23 in the Infantry October 27, 1915 in C Company, 9th Battalion, AIF.

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Florence Elizabeth McMillan, born 1882, the eldest daughter of Sir William McMillan, served as a nurse in the Middle East during World War I and Gibson McMillan, 1883-1922, served with the Mounted Rifles, 11th Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force

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Private F. H. Vick, boilermaker of Seven Hills, New South Wales, embarked for England on board HMAT Aeneas, 30 Sept. 1916 and served in the 5th Australian Field Ambulance in France.

His letters were donated to the Library by his sister, Mrs Molesworth in 1931.

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George Horan, an engineer of Glebe, N.S.W., was born in Bathurst, N.S.W. and enlisted at the age of 22 in Sydney, 28 Aug. 1914. He embarked from Sydney on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914. He served with the First Division Artillery, A.I.F.

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Terence Ward Garling of Longueville, New South Wales applied for a commission in the A.I.F. at the age of 20, September 1914 and embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914.

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Two brief but descriptive letters written by a serviceman (Dodd/Doddin) to his aunt. We don’t know the name of the serviceman or his aunt.

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Letters from Louis Vasco (Vasco Loureiro) from England and France, 1916-1918

Vasco Urbano Loureiro, artist and caricaturist, changed his name to Louis Vasco before WWI. In 1916, he enlisted under the name Louis Vasco and trained at Fraser's Paddock, Brisbane, with the 11th Field Co. Engineers.

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Lieutenant William Christian Beeken, was born 1st May 1889. The 25 year old from Bexley enlisted on 3 September 1914 and was allotted to the 3rd Battalion F Company. The Company embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914.

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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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