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William Alfred Burridge was born in Ballarat and was a Boilermaker by trade when he enlisted in the 60th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement on 14 February 1916 at the age of 21. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 4 May 1916. In early February 1917 he joined the 58th Battalion in France but he was troubled by illness, particularly influenza, through 1917 and early 1918. On September 29th 1918 he was wounded in action, sustaining a mild gunshot wound to his right knee that still required his evacuation to the Graylingwell War Hospital at Chichester in England. He did not return to the front line and left England in January 1919 aboard the Demosthenes, from which he disembarked at Melbourne on March 2nd 1919.
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