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Clarence Percival Dillon was born in Ballarat and was a Farmer by trade when he enlisted in the 7th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement on 14 July 1915 at the age of 18. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT RMS Osterley on 29 September 1915. On arrival in Egypt he was hospitalised in Cairo suffering from mumps then neurasthenia. In late March 1916 he left Alexandria and arrived in France in early April. On April 11th, just a week after his arrival, he was hospitalised with influenza. A month later he was transferred to England where it was decided he should return home. He departed England on October 17th 1916 on the NZHS Marama and was discharged in Melbourne on December 8th as æmedically unfit – gastric ulcer'.
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