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Born in Ballarat, Victoria and a labourer by trade, Frederick William Dally was 18 years and single when enlisted on the 1st of March 1916 in the 59th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 2551. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 'Shropshire' on the 25th of September 1916. Private Admitted to hospital gunshot wound severe, Napsburry on the 15th of May 1917; private transferred to War Hospital Croydon, Napsburry on the 25th of May 1917 shot wound face and neck; private admitted to Rochester Row on the 12th of September 1917. Admitted to Hospital gunshot wound wrist, Field on the 29th of September 1918; admitted gunshot wound Chest, Whalley Lancs on the 2nd of October 1918; marched in from administrative headquarters London, Sutton Venny on the 26th of October 1918. Returned to Australia per 'C. of Ext' on the 15th of January 1919. Disembarked on the 2nd of March 1919 and Discharged from the 3rd Military District on the 9th of April 1919 with the Termination of period of enlistment. War service: Western Front Tree No. 2168