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Born in Ballarat, Victoria and an artist by trade, Alfred Bayley was 20 years and single when enlisted on 3 April 1915 in the 21st Battalion, A Company, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 247. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on the 10th of May 1915. On the 7th of September 1915 admitted to No. 1 Australian Stat Hospital for acute catarrh and conjunctivitis. Wounded in action on the 28th of September 1917 and again wounded in action in France on the 15th of May 1918 and on the 27th of May 1918 invalided to U.K. Gassed. Returned to Australia from England per 'Saxon' Neurasthenia on the 11th of December 1918. On the 30th of January 1919 disembarked at Melbourne and on the 24th of March 1919 discharged from the A.I.F. at Melbourne – medically unfit – Neurasthenia. Tree No. 471