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George Albert Sandlant was born in Beaufort, VIC and was a Labourer by trade living in Ballarat when he enlisted in the 8th Battalion, D Company on 26 August 1914 at the age of 20. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914. On May 17th 1915 he sustained a bullet wound to the right shoulder and was evacuated to hospital at Heliopolis, Egypt. He rejoined his unit on July 20th and saw out the Gallipoli campaign. In September 1916, while serving in France, he was æMentioned in Despatches' for his part in a very successful raid on enemy trenches. In November 1916 he became ill and commenced a series of hospitalisations through 1917, attributed, in part, to body lice related Trench Fever. He returned to Australia on the Devon, reaching Melbourne in November 1918.
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