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Samuel Rowe was born in Ballarat East, Victoria, was married to Mrs Phoebe Rowe of 43 Waratah Street, West Geelong, Victoria and was a Labourer when he enlisted in the 46th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement on 9 May 1916 at the age of His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 7 September 1916. On 8 April 1917 he was wounded in action with a gunshot wound to the right leg which fractured his fibula and was evacuated to the 1st Birmingham War Hospital and later transferred aboard the Hospital Transport St. George. The wound proved to be serious and he was transported back to Australia on 16 July 1917 and receiving a medical discharge on 8 March 1918.
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