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Norman Tozer was born in Bendigo, VIC and was a Salesman in Ballarat when he enlisted in the Divisional Signal Company 3, Reinforcement 6 on 8 June 1916 at the age of 20. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916. By September he was in France serving with the 1st Division Signals Company, but just five days after his arrival he was wounded in action. He suffered a shrapnel wound to his right thigh and was evacuated to England. He returned to his unit in April 1918 but was wounded again on August 29th when he was severely gassed. Again he was evacuated to hospital, destined this time not to return to the Front. He returned to Australia and felt the need on May 10th 1919 to write to the Defence Department to reassure that æI will hand in my great coat not later than three days after my discharge.' He was discharged in November of 1919.
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