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11 June 1914, Daylesford Advocate, Yandoit, Glenlyon and Eganstown Chronicle (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), page 3

…lied about his age on his enlistment application.  However, he was 18 by the time he embarked. He was stationed at various parts of Egypt for his first six months.  He had his first stint in hospital with "minor nose trouble" at Minya in March 1916. Source: It seems that Bob was a rebel.  In 1914, when a cadet, he was charged at Daylesford Police court with failing to attend a compulsory drill and breach of discipline, specifically talking on parade (several times).  He was fined 10s and confined in Queenscliff fortress for 7 days. You can read more  here . Click to enlarge "You, Jones are just starting into life, and later whether you will like it or not you will become a member of the citi zen forces. Your obedience of the militia laws must be willing and hearty. In the old country they have a very ready method of deal ing with those who do not comply in this particular and you would find yourself clapped into the guard house. You look like a boy who will make a good man, and you should esteem it a privilege to belong to the first units of the Commonwealth…