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Henry Gordon Spencer was born in Linton, Victoria, was single and a Bricklayer in Ballarat when he enlisted with the 7th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement on 7 December 1914 at the age of 18. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 19 February 1915. On 8 May 1915 he was wounded in action with a gunshot wound to the leg and hand and was transferred to Alexandria. He re-joined his battalion in August 1915 and was appointed as Lance Corporal in October. In February 1916 he transferred to the 59th Battalion. He was later admitted to the General Civilian Hospital on 23 July 1916, suffering from a severe gunshot wound to the right ankle and thigh and was later admitted to the 3rd Canadian General Hospital. He proceeded overseas to France where he remained in the 1st Auxiliary Hospital until his return to Australia on 2 January 1919.
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