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Richard Joseph Stanley was born in Stawell, Victoria, was single and a Labourer when he enlisted with the 2nd Field Ambulance, Section C on 4 January 1915 at the age of 18. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 4 June 1915. He was hospitalised briefly in January 1916, suffering from influenza, and again in May 1918 for Trench Fever. Other than this it appears he completed his service without further major illness, incident or injury, returning home to Australia on 18 January 1919.
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