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Robert Henry Geddes was born in Ballarat East and was a Labourer by trade when he enlisted in the 7th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement on 8 December 1914 at the age of 19. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 19 February 1915. In July 1916 he transferred to the 58th Battalion in France. On October 18th 1917 he was wounded in action, sustaining a severe gunshot wound to the groin and was subsequently evacuated to hospital in England. While recovering in the early months of 1918 he found himself on two minor charges because he æhad a light burning after Lights Out' and because he æfailed to carry out his duties as a mess orderly'. On July 21st 1918 he left England on the Boonah and was discharged as æmedically unfit' soon after his return.
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