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Clarrie Hunter Wade enlisted in Ballarat when he was 21 years old. He was a cycle mechanic, having done his apprenticeship for 5 years with the firm Davis & Franklin. He was born in Ballarat, and was single. Private Wade was wounded with a gunshot to his right hand and thigh on 8th May 1915. He was taken from 11th Casualty Clearing Station on Gallipoli to the Hospital Ship Braemar Castle and transported to the Tigne Convalescent Hospital, Malta, where he was admitted on 17th May 1915.
Private Wade was admitted to No.1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital at Harefield, Middlesex, UK ., and after effective treatment was given leave. On 8th October 1915 Private Wade was transferred to HMAT Suevic for transport to Australia. He disembarked in Melbourne on 19th November 1915. After another Medical Board it was recommended that Private Wade have an operation on his hand. He did not agree, and signed a refusal form. He was discharged medically unfit for active service on 5th January 1916. Tree No. 18, an elm, was planted by Miss L. Thompson, a 'Lucas Girl', on 4th June 1917.