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Arthur Norman Lepp was born in Ballarat and was a Bootmaker by trade when he enlisted in the 39th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement on 1 February 1916 at the age of 19. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 16 August 1916 and served in France with the 39th Battalion. He suffered gas poisoning in June 1917 which also rendered him unfit for active service. He Returned to Australia on the Borda, reaching Melbourne in November 1917.
He had two brothers who also served: Pte Albert Edward Lepp, 58th Bn (Tree No 3347) killed in action, 19 July 1916, and Lance Corporal Reginald Charles Lepp, 58th Bn (Tree No 3349), returned to Australia, 6 November 1918.
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