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Richard Charles Wilks was born in Ballan, Victoria, was married and was employed as a Butcher. He enlisted in Ballarat, Victoria at the age of 34. He volunteered and was stationed with the 8th Battalion later transferring to the 39th Battalion with the Regimental number 6116. He was discharged and Returned to Australia on the 31st of March 1919. Tree number 2721.