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Richard William Negri was born in Waterloo, VIC and was a Horse Driver when he enlisted in the 39th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement on 15 April 1916 at the age of 29. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 16 August 1916. By late November he was in France. In January 1917 he was hospitalised for a time with mumps, then on April 30th he was wounded in action, suffering concussion and a back injury. He was invalided to England for treatment and did not return to France until April 1918 by which time he had transferred to the 3rd Machine Gun Battalion. On August 24th he was wounded in action for a second time when he suffered a severe gunshot wound to his right arm. His lower right arm had to be amputated so his active service was over. He embarked from England on December 4th aboard the Somerset and he reached Melbourne on January 15th 1919. He was discharged in March 1919 as æmedically unfit – disability, right arm amputation'.
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