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Born in Ballarat, Victoria and a farmer by trade, Gordon Stanley Arnel was 20 years and married when enlisted on the 14th of January 1915 in the 8th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 1904. The Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 'Hororata' on the 17th of April 1915. On the 25th of April 1915 was wounded in Gallipoli and on the 28th of September 1915 was admitted to hospital Gun Shot Wounds legs and face in Malta. Again on the 19th of July 1916 wounded in action in France. Highly wounded Gunshot Wound Leg face 3rd of October 1915, shell wound head slight on the 21st of July 1915. Wounded Gassed several times in the field. On the 27th of November 1916 previously reported Absentee Offence –award admonished because absent without leave. On the 30th of December1918 returned to Australia per 'Burma' from England. Tree No.3835