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Stanley Fenton Busch was born in Ballarat and was a Labourer by trade when he enlisted in the 39th Battalion, Headquarters on 13 March 1916 at the age of 19. He had previously been rejected as unfit, due to æfootballer's knee'. He trained at Geelong and Ballarat before being posted to the 39th Battalion then transferring to the 8th Battalion. On May 27th 1916 he sailed from Melbourne on the Ascanius and by late September he was in France. On November 6th 1916 he was wounded in action, sustaining a gunshot wound to his right thumb, and was evacuated to the Reading War Hospital in England. In 1917, when back in France, he spent 10 days at a Casualty Clearing Station suffering from Trench Fever. After the war he returned to Australia on the Port Darwin, reaching Melbourne on July 27th 1919.
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