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Stanley Todd was born in Invermay, VIC and was a Farmer from Ballarat when he enlisted in the 8th Light Horse Regiment, 15th Reinforcement on 8 November 1915 at the age of 18. In providing their written consent to his enlistment, his parents Richard and Mary expressed the hope that he would æprove himself a credit to his King and Empire'. He trained at Seymour with the Light Horse and was assigned as a reinforcement for the 8th Light Horse Regiment. On April 7th 1916 he embarked from Melbourne on the Barunga and sailed to Egypt. In July he was hospitalised suffering from influenza, then in August he sailed on to England. After further training he returned to Egypt in March 1917 and served there and in Palestine until the war's end. He avoided physical wounds but did have two hospital spells suffering from tonsillitis in July 1917 and appendicitis four months later. He returned to Australia on the Malta, reaching Melbourne on August 7th 1919.
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