Maurice was a farmer at Parwan, VIC and a member of the Bacchus Marsh Light Horse(4)(5), when he enlisted in the AIF, 4th Light Horse Regiment,
C Company on the 19th of August 1914, aged 30 - just two weeks after war was declared. He embarked aboard the HMAT A18 Wiltshire in October and disembarked in Egypt in December.
Some time between the 20th and the 22nd of May 1915 Maurice landed at Gallipoli. In August he received a gunshot wound to the knee(3) - severe - and was eventually admitted to King George Hospital(6), England. He embarked for home aboard the Euripedes in June 1916, returning to Australia in August(4) and was discharged from the AIF in October, at his own request. On the 21st of July
A PUBLIC WELCOME will be tendered(2) at the Mechanics' Institute, Bacchus Marsh which he would probably have attended.
Maurice enlisted in the Australian Army in March 1942 - V367960 - and was discharged in December 1945 with the rank of Private with the 11th Battalion, Volunteer Defence Corps.
Maurice died at Heidelberg, VIC in October 1961, aged 77.
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