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Charles Wesley Sheers was born in Ballarat, Victoria, was single and a Draper when he enlisted with the 29th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement on 7 December 1916 at the age of 18. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1917 and marched into the 15th Training Battalion at Codford on 15 August 1918. According to a medical report dated 11 February 1919, his ears had been discharging for about 3 years due to an contracting typhoid 5 years prior, making it difficult to hear orders given at a distance. His left eat was continually discharging. The medical examiner's recommendation was that Pte Sheers be discharged as permanently unfit. He returned home to Australia on Australia 22 December 1918.
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