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Allan Perry was born in Ballarat and was a Woolsorter living on Humphrey Streets, Ballarat East when he enlisted in the Field Ambulance 10 on 10 July 1915 at the age of 19. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916. He was admitted to hospital for bouts of illness in 1917, but nothing serious.
On 26 July 1917 he received a high recommendation to receive the Meritorious Medal for gallantry when on 2 June 1917, Perry was at dead Horse Corner when it was hit by an enemy shell, wounding Pte Chalmers. Perry showed great courage in assisting Chalmers to safety. He showed this same courage when, on 16 July, Perry and Pte Wilkinson were bringing wounded back under heavy shelf ire, Pte Wilkinson was severely wounded. Perry showed 'coolness and gallantry' as he managed to get the wounded back to the A.D.S.
He returned to Australia 27 May 1919.
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