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Raymond Wilson was born in Ballarat and was a French polisher when he enlisted in the 14th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement on 12 July 1915 at the age of 21. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 29 December 1915. On August 15th he was wounded in action, suffering a gunshot wound to his foot, and evacuated to the Lord Darby War Hospital at Warrington in England. In 1918 he was absent without leave from March 20th to April 18th for which he forfeited 50 day's pay. It was subsequently revealed that on March 27th 1918 he had married 24 year old Maud Wright at St. Paul's Church at Warrington. In May he was hospitalised when he accidentally injured his right knee when jumping over an old trench. After the war he returned home on the Suevic and disembarked at Melbourne on January 5th 1919.
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