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Llewellyn Scrutton was born in Ravensborne, New Zealand and was a Foreman by trade when he enlisted from Ballarat with the 57th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement on 12 January 1916 at the age of 32. Hs unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916. On Christmas Day 1916 he was returned to England suffering from an inflamed larynx. His recovery was slow and in April 1917 he was further troubled by laryngitis and a cardiac issue. He rejoined his unit in France in October 1917 but on April 18th 1918 he was wounded in action when he was severely gassed. Once again he was evacuated to England for treatment. He returned to France in October for the final month of the war. He returned to Australia on the Orontes, disembarking at Melbourne on June 28th 1919.
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