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Clive Ellis Silvester was born in Coleraine, Victoria, was single and a Bank Clerk in Ballarat when he enlisted with the Field Artillery Brigade 4, Reinforcement 3 on 22 September 1915 at the age of 28. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 January 1916. He proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force from Alexandria, travelling overseas to France on 18 March 1916. In August 1916 he was abounded in action with a slight injury to the right hand, but remained on duty. He was wounded in action a second time on 10 November 1917 with a gunshot wound to the right thigh and groin. This time he was admitted to the 6th General Hospital before being transferred to England. This wound would see the end of his military career, and he returned home to Australia for discharge on 19 April 1918.
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