Roy Sydney Hornsby Procter was born in Carisbrook, VIC and was a Turner living in Ballarat when he enlisted in the 29th Battalion 7th Reinforcements on 7 March 1916 at the age of 19. His unit proceeded overseas to France aboard the Princess Victoria on 5 December 1916. According to his record his first year was uneventful. He reported to hospital as sick on 3 March 1917 and re-joined his unit two days later. His second stay was a little longer, reporting to hospital as ill on 4 October 1917 and not re-joining his unit until 4 January 1918 due to chronic bronchitis. On 19 February 1918, while on leave in the UK he reported sick again, this time with 'inflammation of the connective tissues of the finger'. He was discharged to Australia two months later.
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