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Regimental number1003
Place of birthPingelly, Western Australia
SchoolMarybank Public School, Ross Shire,Scotland
Other trainingRoss Shire Territorial force before going to Ausatralia
Age on arrival in Australia18
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, R Forbes, Fairburn, Ross Shire, Scotland
Enlistment date3 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on 2 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Recommendation date: "May 1915"

FateKilled in Action 6 July 1915
Place of death or woundingGaba Tepe, Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of death25 May 1915
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialShrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot III, Row D, Grave No. 31), Anzac, Gallipoli
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Roderick and Jessie FORBES, Fairburn, Muir of Ord, Ross-shire, Scotland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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