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William Gason was born in Geelong and was a Labourer by trade when he enlisted in the 8th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement on 17 September 1915 at the age of 33. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 January 1916. In April 1916 he was transferred to the 58th Battalion and moved to France. On July 19th, during the charge at Fromelles, he was wounded, suffering a shrapnel wound to his left foot. He was evacuated to the Brook War Hospital in Woolwich England. He rejoined his unit in France in October but illness forced him back to England in March 1917. Once more he returned to France, but on May 11th 1917 he was wounded again. A gunshot wound to his chest/abdomen required his evacuation to the University War Hospital at Southampton. He was then invalided to Australia, leaving England on July 16th 1917 and being discharged æmedically unfit' on February 12th 1918.
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