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James Robert Ramsay was born in Ballarat and was a Farrier by trade when he enlisted in the 14th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement on 16 July 1915 at the age of 21. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 29 December 1915. On July 2nd 1916 he was wounded, suffering a severe gunshot wound to his right arm. He was evacuated to the County of London War Hospital. Further illness complicated his recovery and it was not until December 1917 that he was able to return to his battalion in France. He was absent without on more than one occasion during the remainder of the war but he avoided further serious injury. After the war, on August 30th 1919 at St. Martin's Registry Office in London he married 19 year old Dorothy Beaver. He returned to Australia on the Shropshire and embarked at Melbourne on January 22nd 1920.
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