Thomas Edward Stevenson was born in Ballarat and was a Labourer by trade when he enlisted in the 39th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement on 21 March 1916 at the age of 24. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916. . Soon after his arrival in France he was hospitalised with mumps then subsequently charged with æbreaking out of the segregation camp at Etaples' for which he lost 14 day's pay. On October 4th 1917 he was wounded in action and evacuated to the Horton War Hospital at Epsom in England, suffering from a gunshot wound to his right shoulder. Once recovered, in January 1918, he rejoined his unit in France, only to be wounded again on February 24th. Again he was evacuated to England, this time suffering from shrapnel wounds to his left shoulder, elbow and right hand. He was treated at the East Suffolk Hospital but was assessed as unfit to return to active service. In July 1918 he left England on the Boonah and disembarked at Melbourne on September 20th Three weeks later he was discharged as æmedically unfit'.
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