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Colin Gordon FORBES

Regimental number9647
Place of birthSouth Brisbane, Queensland
SchoolTaringa Public School
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPalm Avenue, Sandgate, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs F G Forbes, Palm Avenue, Sandgate, Queensland
Previous military serviceSenior Cadets
Enlistment date28 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Reinforcement 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 17 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of wounds 24 September 1918
Place of death or woundingEblingham, Belgium
Date of death29 April 1918
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialEbblinghem Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row D, Grave No. 33), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Wellesley and Florence GORDON-FORBES, 'Osterley', Upper Esplanade, Sandgate, Queensland. Native of Brisbane. Served as GORDON-FORBES, COLIN~
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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