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Percy Andrew Bannerman was born in Ballarat and was a Salesman by trade when he enlisted in the 6th Field Ambulance on 24 February 1915 at the age of 19. His unit embarked on the A31 Ajana on June 4th 1915. On August 30th he came ashore at Gallipoli where he served until he was evacuated to hospital at Heliopolis in Egypt, suffering from frost bite. On November 24th 1916 he was transferred to the 12th Field Ambulance in France and he served out the war without major incident. In early 1918 however, he did forfeit five day's pay after having been absent without leave. He returned to Australia as a member of the nursing staff aboard the Orca, disembarking at Melbourne on March 31st 1919.
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