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Charles Arthur Gladman (*Gladmann on AIF registry) was born in Ballarat and was a Labourer by trade when he enlisted in the 8th Battalion, G Company on 12 September 1914 at the age of 20. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914. He sailed from Melbourne with the first AIF contingent on October 19th, and served on Gallipoli as a bugler with the 8th Battalion. He had to be evacuated to hospital at Mudros suffering from influenza, but returned to his unit and saw out the campaign. After a period in Egypt he then moved to France in late April 1916, and on June 25th he was wounded in action. He sustained shrapnel wounds to the head and right leg and was evacuated to hospital in England. He was able to return to the Front in February 1917 but was wounded again in Belgium on October 4th, suffering severe shrapnel wounds to the head. He was again evacuated to England where it appears that his injuries caused the loss of his left eye and diminished his right eye vision. Consequently, in early 1918, he was returned to Australia on the Kanowna where he was discharged as æmedically unfit'.
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