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Samuel Veal was born in Bendigo, Victoria, was single and a miner when he enlisted with the Field Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 13 on 22 September 1915 at the age of 39. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916. On 26 April 1916 it is reported he æused threatening language to an NCO in France', for which he was admonished, and on 2 June 1917 he became ill with Trench Fever, resulting in his admission to the Richmond Military Hospital. On 11 January 1918 he embarked for Australia aboard the Hospital Transport Port Darwin, receiving a discharge in April for Trench Fever an æoverage'.
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