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Alexander Goodlett was born in Bendigo and was a Carpenter by trade when he enlisted in the 5th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement on 26 January 1915 at the age of 34. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915. In November he was moved to Lemnos but it appears he did not go ashore at Gallipoli before the general evacuation and return to Egypt in December. In February 1916 he was transferred to the 57th Battalion with whom he moved to France in June. On October 28th he was wounded in action, but the shrapnel wound to his back was slight and he returned to duty within a couple of days. In late February 1917 he was sent back to the 3rd Australian General Hospital at Brighton, England, suffering from acute bronchitis. He was then returned to Australia on the Port Lyttleton, disembarking at Melbourne on December 15th 1917. He was discharged on January 25th 1918 as æmedically unfit – chronic bronchitis'.
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