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Roy John Endean was born in Ballarat and was a Tailor by trade when he enlisted in the 39th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement on 8th May 1916 at the age of 21. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916, reaching Plymouth, England, on November 11th. In mid-January 1917 he joined the 39th Battalion in France. In the second half of 1917 he was hospitalised on more than one occasion suffering from myalgia. On August 10th 1918 he was wounded in action, suffering a gunshot wound to his left forearm. He was evacuated to the Kitchener Military Hospital at Brighton for treatment of his fractured arm. He did not return to the front and was returned to Australia on the Suevic, disembarking at Melbourne on January 5th 1919.
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