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Charles Wilmot Tyers was born in Talbot, Victoria, was married to Mrs Mary Alice Gordon Tyers of 22 Nelson Street, Ballarat East, Victoria and worked as a Labourer when he enlisted with the 6th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement on 19 July 1915 at the age of 31. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915. Other than the loss of a gas mask, for which the cost was debited from his pay, 1916 was a relatively uneventful year for him overseas. He was admitted to hospital for scabies (a very common occurrence for men in the trenches) on 19 January 1918 and just a few months later, on 6 June, he was wounded in action with a gunshot wound to the head, resulting in his immediate evacuation to the No. 3 Australian Field Ambulance. The wound was regarded as severe with a penetrating fracture and marked the end of his military career. He returned home to Australia on 29 October 1918.
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