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Sergeant Frederick Allan Mitchell, a Ballarat-born Business Clerk, enlisted in the 6th Field Ambulance on 15 March 1915. He had served with the Cadets for one year at school and for 2 years and 9 months with the 30th Light Horse Field Ambulance Section before being appointed to A Section, 6th Field Ambulance, 6th Brigade, 2nd Division and embarked for the Middle East on 4th June 1915. There followed operations at Gallipoli from 7th September 1915 near Scott's Point near Lone Pine. He was evacuated ill from Gallipoli 18 November 1915 to recover at Tel El Kebir in Egypt in December 1915.
He was wounded in action on The Somme on 11 November 1916 with a gunshot to the head which fractured his skull and was invalided to England, later returned to Australia 17 March 1917 and discharged "medically unfit" on 22 June 1917.
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