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ColIard Mott was born in Balmoral, VIC and was a Labourer living in Ballarat when he enlisted in the 39th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement on 24 March 1916 at the age of 36. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916. . In May 1917 he crossed to France to join the 7th Battalion. On September 20th he was wounded, although the nature of his wound is not specified in his service record. It was not too serious as he was able to rejoin his unit a month later. He was transferred to the 1st Australian Machine Gun Company in May 1918 and safely saw out the remainder of the war. In January 1919 while awaiting return to Australia, he was admitted to the Military Hospital Weymouth suffering from appendicitis. He returned home on the Port Denison and disembarked at Melbourne on May 10th 1919.
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