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Herbert Wallace was born in North Carlton, VIC and was a gas Mechanic in Ballarat when he enlisted in the 31st Battalion, D Company on 16 July 1915 at the age of 26. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915. After several months of further training in Egypt he reached France in June 1916 to serve with the 31st Battalion. In June 1917 he was posted to the Bayonet Fighting and Physical Training School at Tidworth in England, where he spent two months. In March 1918 he returned to France where on August 27th he was wounded in action. He received a gunshot wound to his left leg and was evacuated to England where he remained until the war's end. On January 15th 1919 he sailed from England on the City of Exeter and disembarked at Melbourne on March 2nd.
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