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Clarence Horgan was born in Addington, VIC and was a Labourer by trade when he enlisted in the 7th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement on 2 July 1915 at the age of 19. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 10 September 1915. On December 7th he joined the 7th Battalion at Anzac, but was there for just two weeks before the evacuation of the Anzac sector at Gallipoli was completed and he was returned to Egypt. In March 1916 he was transferred to the 5th Pioneer Battalion and in June he moved to France. Around the 8th of December 1916 he was wounded, suffering gunshot wounds to the head and right leg and evacuated to the Norfolk War Hospital in England. He did not return to his unit in France until December 1917. He then served out the war without further serious injury or illness. He returned to Australia after the war, disembarking from the Derbyshire on April 22nd 1919.
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