William Glascott Vawdrey was born in Ballarat and was a Clerk by trade when he enlisted in the 4th Light Horse Regiment, 29th Reinforcement on 3 May 1917 at the age of 19 with the consent of his parents. His unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 8 August 1917. Upon arrival in England he transferred to the Artillery Corps and in December he reached France to join the 13th Field Artillery Brigade. On May 24th 1918 he was wounded in action, sustaining a shrapnel wound to his back. He was evacuated to the Beaufort War Hospital in Bristol and did not return to the battlefields of France. He sailed from England on December 20th 1918 and returned to Australia on the Orontes.
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