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John 'Jack' Allisey was born in Ballarat and was a Saddler by trade when he enlisted in the 31st Battalion, D Company on 20 July 1916 at the age of 23. On July 16th 1916, just three days before the tragic charge at Fromelles, he was wounded in action. He suffered a gunshot wound to the forehead. His wound was initially assessed as severe, but just a week later he was charged with being drunk and absent from the hospital. The severity of his wound was then downgraded to mild. In early 1917 he was promoted to the rank of saddler Corporal and transferred to the 5th Divisional Train. In late 1918 he was hospitalised with influenza but recovered and returned safely to Australia in March 1920.
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