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Alexander Bell was born in Ballarat and was a Clerk by trade when he enlisted in the Field Ambulance 10 on 22 January 1916 at the age of 26. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916, but en route he became ill and was admitted to the ship's hospital suffering from influenza. Much of his time in England was spent in hospital suffering from myalgia. By early May 1917 it had been determined that he should return home, so on May 4th he left England on the Miltiades, reaching Melbourne on July 2nd. He was discharged as æmedically unfit – debility post cerebro spinal meningitis'.
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