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Peter McCulloch Jolly was born in Straurael, Scotland and was a Farmer by trade when he enlisted from Ballarat in the 7th Reinforcements, 13th Light Horse Regiment on 19 July 1915 at the age of 21. He embarked from Melbourne on November 23rd and disembarked in England. In March 1916 he was forced to hospital due to tonsillitis and mumps, but in August he was fit to move to France. By November, illness again caused him to be hospitalised. Once fit to return to duty he served predominantly with the 13th Light Horse Regiment but also spent time with the 4th Anzac Light Horse and the Australian Employment Company. In March 1918 he was again in hospital due to an accidently sprained ankle that revealed an old ankle fracture. In February 1919, while awaiting his return to Australia he was severely reprimanded after facing a charge of æconduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline in that he made improper use of blankets issued to him, the property of the Govt.' He returned to Australia on the Mahia and disembarked at Melbourne on July 17th 1919.
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