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Albert James Strick was born in Ballarat and was a Bootmaker by trade when he enlisted in the 14th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement on 8 July 1915 at the age of 24. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 29 December 1915. He reached Egypt early in 1916 and in March he was transferred to the 46th Battalion then in June he moved to France. On August 8th he was wounded in action, suffering shell shock, and evacuated to hospital. In October he was forced to forfeit a day's pay as a consequence of being æunshaven on parade'. On October 1st 1917 he was wounded in action for the second time. A gunshot wound to his left arm forced him to hospital, but he rejoined his battalion in mid-December. He saw out the final year of the war without further serious injury or illness and returned to Australia on the Commonwealth, disembarking at Melbourne on June 8th 1919.
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