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Arthur Gordon Kelsall was born in Ballarat and was a Farmer by trade when he enlisted in the Field Artillery Brigade 4, Battery 11 as a Gunner on 14 May 1915 at the age of 19. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 18 November 19. He reached Suez in mid-December and he moved to France in March 1916 and shortly after his arrival he spent a month at the 2nd Division Gas School. In July 1917 he was formally reprimanded for æmaking an improper reply to a senior NCO'. On October 4th 1917 he was wounded, suffering a shrapnel wound to his thigh, and invalided to England. In April 1919, before returning home, he was promoted to Lieutenant. He returned to Australia on the Mahia and disembarked at Melbourne on July 17th 1919.
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