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Roy Basil Taylor was born in Ballarat, Victoria, was single and a Farm Labourer when he enlisted with the 4th Light Horse Regiment, 10th Reinforcement on 26 July 1915 at the age of 18. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 9 September 1915. According to his digitised records, he was admitted to the 3rd Australian General Hospital in Abbassia for dysentery and influenza wounds to the right hand and foot, and discharged to his unit a month later. On 30 April 1917 he accidentally injured himself with a gunshot wound to the foot. He was transferred to a series of hospitals in 1917/1918 and on 5 April 1919 it was reported he had contracted urethritis. On 24 July 1919 he boarded the Dongala from England and returned home to Australia, disembarking at Melbourne on 25 August 1919. He received a full discharge on 28 October 1919.
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