Thomas Foote was born in Geelong and was a Farmer by trade when he enlisted in the 39th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement on 26 July 1916 at the age of 18. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 16 August 1916. . He was serving in France when on June 7th 1917 he was seriously wounded in action. He suffered gunshot wounds to his left arm and shoulder and his right leg and was evacuated to hospital in Bristol, England. He was able to rejoin his unit in October but was limited by his arm wound, and in January 1918 he was returned to hospital in Bristol. It was then decided he should return to Australia and he arrived back in Melbourne on July 5th 1918 where he was discharged as æmedically unfit'.
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