Alan Ward - Mate injured through marching

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1 min
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Department of Veterans' Affairs


I did have one particular mate and anyhow he had, his foot broke down with the marching, his foot broke down and the bones in his foot collapsed and he finished up out in Greenslopes Hospital.

That's the only hospital in those days and he finished up in there and then I went to say goodbye to him, and he was in a terrible state then because he wanted to come with us. He wanted to come with us because he'd been with me all through training but anyhow that wasn't to be. So I didn't see him again until years later.

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