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Albert Clarence Coward was born in Ballarat and was a Draper by trade when he enlisted in the 6th Field Ambulance, Section A on 4 March 1915 at the age of 22. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 4 June 1915. He had a brief period of service at Gallipoli but was transferred to hospital at Heliopolis, Egypt, in early December, suffering from jaundice and asthma. In March 1916 he moved to France, transferred to the 2nd Australian General Hospital. Six months later he became ill, and on October 16th 1916 he was evacuated to St. Denis Hospital in England suffering from a dilated heart. No longer fit for active service, he returned to Australia on the Miltiades and disembarked in Melbourne on July 2nd 1917. He was discharged in August as æmedically unfit – valvular disease of the heart'.
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