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Zachariah Patterson as born in Ballarat and was a Salesman when he enlisted in the 23rd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement on 19 July 1915 at the age of 29. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 26 November 1915. On 9 November 1916 he reported sick to Hospital for a period of just under two months, rejoining his unit on 1 January 1917. By February, however, he was back in Hospital with pleurisy. Other than being absent without leave from Tattoo Roll Call on 1 August 1917 (for which he was awarded forfeiture of 16 days) he completed his service without major incident, illness or injury, returning to Australia 24 August 1918.
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