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Arthur Robertson was born in Ballarat, Victoria, was single and a Maltster living on Errard Street, Ballarat when he enlisted in the 8th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement on 19 July 1915 at the age of 20. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 January 1916. He was wounded in action with a gunshot wound to the foot on 19 July 1916 and was admitted to the 25th General Hospital. He was discharged to furlough and reported to Perham Downs in England for duty on 11 November 1916. He was again wounded in action on 2 February 1917 with a gunshot wound to the left leg, resulting in his evacuation to 3rd Stationary Hospital, later transferred to England. The wound resulted in the amputation of his left leg. He returned to Australia aboard the Ulysses and reached Melbourne on 13 November 1914.
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