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Stanley Collett Westley Webb Ballarat and was a Horse collar maker when he enlisted in the 39th Battalion, B Company on 13 March 1916 at the age of 23. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916. Like many young diggers he had his problems adjusting to military regimentation and discipline and soon after reaching England he faced a charge that æAt Larkhill 10/9/'16 he absented himself from duty after being warned, another man having to take up his duties' for which he was sentenced to two days Field Punishment No. 2 and forfeiture of three day's pay. Shortly after this incident, on November 23rd, he joined the 39th Battalion in France. On February 5th 1917 he was accidentally wounded and an investigation concluded his æwounds were caused through a pick slipping and entering the soldier's foot. Soldier in no way to blame.' Once recovered, he resumed his duties, only to be wounded in action on June 7th 1917. He received a severe gunshot wound to his left hand which necessitated his evacuation to hospital at Bristol, England, where he was assessed as no longer fit for active service. He returned home on the Benalla, disembarking at Melbourne on October 21st 1917.
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