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James Richard Wood was a single 26 year old fireman when he enlisted with the A.I.F on the 13th of April 1915. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on the 11th of October 1915. On April 11th 1917 he was wounded in action with a gunshot wound to his left arm and side. He recovered and on the 1st of October 1917 he was appointed Lance Corporal. He was wounded in action for a second time on August 8th 1918 but again recovered and then promoted to Corporal on the 30th of September 1918. James returned to Australia on the 2nd of July 1919 and was discharged on the 25th of August 1919 due to the termination of his enlistment period.
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