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Alfred Evans, a dental assistant from Ballarat, enlisted in the 46th battalion on 18 March 1916 at the age of 21. He was married to Mary Evans of 905 Talbot Street, Ballarat at the time. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 May 1916. On 18 November 1916 he was admitted to hospital suffering from shell shock. He rejoined his unit on 17 May 1917 and later was wounded with a gunshot wound to the finger and left knee. The knee injury proved to be significant and he was medically discharged. He returned to Australia on 05 April 1918.
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