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Clarence E Hamdorf

Jeparit Rowing Club (VIC)

Hamdorf was born in Jeparit in 1893. He was a Chauffer when he enlisted for WWI on 20th April 1915 aged 22 years 11 months.

He served in the Australian Light Horse at ANZAC Cove where he suffered from mumps. In 1916, he was transferred to Egypt where he suffered both influenza and typhoid (severe).

He served the rest of the war in the Middle East as a signals corporal here he also suffered other ailments before being discharged. He finished the was as a temporary sergeant.

He returned to Australia in July 1919. Despite his many ailments in WWI, he lived to age 74 and died in Jeparit in 1967.

Graham Drage
September 2021

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