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Hector Norman Close was born in Castlemaine but enlisted in Ballarat on 14th July 1916. He was 22 years old, single and a labourer. He joined the 31st Infantry Battalion, with Regimental No. 607. During his service he was promoted to Corporal. He was seriously wounded in the fighting around Hazebrouck, and died on 17th April 1918 He is buried in the Adelaide Cemetery, at Villers-Bretonneux, France.
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