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Albert Edward FORBES

Regimental number108
Place of birthCollingwood Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressNo. 1 Baker Street, Auckland, NZ
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinUncle, W. Hazel, No.1 Baker Street, Auckland, NZ
Enlistment date21 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
The Machine Gun Section of 31st Bn left from Melbourne on two ships, HMAT A62 'Wandilla', embarking on 9 November 1915, and HMAT A41 'Bakara', embarking on 5 November 1915. From the Embarkation Rolls it is not possible to distinguish on which ship an individual sailed.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A61 Bakara on 5 November 1915
The Machine Gun Section of 31st Bn left from Melbourne on two ships, HMAT A62 'Wandilla', embarking on 9 November 1915, and HMAT A41 'Bakara', embarking on 5 November 1915. From the Embarkation Rolls it is not possible to distinguish on which ship an individual sailed.
Regimental number from Nominal Roll108a
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Date of death3 September 1944

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