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Richard Stanley Featherston was born in Bendigo and was a Clerk by trade when he enlisted in the 2nd Field Ambulance on 18 August 1914 at the age of 21. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914 until he was evacuated to hospital in Egypt suffering from influenza. After the Gallipoli campaign he was moved to France in March 1916 and served there until Christmas Eve 1917 when he was wounded in action, gassed. Exposure to the toxic gas caused him to develop eczema, which necessitated his transfer to hospital in England. At the war's end he departed from England on December 12th 1918 on the Nestor, disembarking at Melbourne on February 1st 1919.
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