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Albert Edward Searle was born in Ballarat East and was a Baker by trade when he enlisted in the 24th Battalion, C Company on 22 March 1915 at the age of 33. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915. He joined the 24th Battalion at Gallipoli on August 30th and served there until the general evacuation. Upon his return to Egypt in December he was admitted to hospital at Abbassia suffering from jaundice. In March 1916 he transferred to the 2nd Division Field Bakery and moved to France. He served through the war avoiding serious physical injury and returned home on the Lancashire, disembarking at Melbourne on March 31st 1919.
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