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Tasman James Batiste was born in Ballarat and was a Cook by trade when he enlisted in the 60th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement on 15 February 1916 at the age of 18. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 4 May 1916. The remainder of 1916 and early 1917 were marked by a series of discipline breaches including, while being absent without leave, æbeing in possession of a document purporting to be a genuine pass well knowing it was not genuine' for which he was sentenced to 60 days in detention. He was transferred to the 58th Battalion with whom he was serving when, on April 17th 1918, he was wounded in action, suffering gas poisoning. He was evacuated to the Norfolk War Hospital in Norwich England before then being repatriated to Australia where he was discharged as æmedically unfit'.
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