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Born in Ballarat, Victoria and a Clerk by trade, Vivian Clifford was 22 years and single when enlisted on the 19th of January 1917 in the 39th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 3038. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 'Ballarat' on the 19th of February 1917. On the 2nd of October 1918 admitted to the Queen Mary's MH Whalley Lancs Gunshot wound Left severe; appointed from private to Lance Corporal on the 4th of December 1916; proceeded overseas to France via Southampton ex No 12 Camp Durrington; wounded in action on the 12th of October 1917. Wounded in action 2nd occasion and admitted to Hospital on the 30th of September 1918; invalided to UK wounded on the 1st of October 1918. Embarked for return to Australia per 'Berrima' on the 2nd of January 1919 and disembarked on the 17th of February 1919. Discharged from the Military Unit on the 19th of March 1919 with the Termination of Period of Enlistment. Tree No. 2861