Herbert Gordon Foote was born in Geelong and was a Clerk by trade when he enlisted in the 8th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement on 2 August 1915 at the age of 24. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 January 1916. . In April he was transferred to the 58th Battalion with whom he moved to France. On the night of July 19th, during the battle at Fromelles he was wounded in action, suffering a gunshot wound to the back. He was evacuated and treated at hospitals at Calais and Boulogne before returning to his unit in mid-October. It appears that after the horrors of Fromelles he served through the remainder of the war without injury. He returned to Australia on the Devanha, disembarking at Melbourne on June 23rd 1919.
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