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David Souter FORBES

Regimental number2828
Place of birthDundee, Scotland
Address183 Nott Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 6.5"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs D S Forbes, 183 Nott Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed 2.5 years in the Albert Park Infantry.
Enlistment date28 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 June 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria on 10 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 23 September 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date14 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Transferred to 57th Bn, Serapeum, 17 February 1916; to 60th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 15 March 1916; to 5th Divisional Artillery, 17 March 1916; taken on strength, 25th Howitzer Brigade, and posted to 114th Battery, 17 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 25 June 1916. Transferred to 115th Battery, 7 July 1916.

Transferred to 4th Field Artillery Brigade, 4 October 1917; taken on strength, 10th Battery, 5 October 1917.

Wounded in action (gas), 24 October 1917, and admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance (laryngitis and gas); transferred same day to 1st Divisional Rest Station; to Casualty Clearing Station, 29 October 1917; to 11th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 1 November 1917; to England, 11 November 1917, and admitted to Tooting Military Hospital (gas poisoning: severe); discharged on furlough, 10 December 1917, to report to No 3 Command Depot, 24 December 1917. Marched into No 2 Command Depot, 29 March 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Runic', 23 September 1918 (gun shot wound, left thumb); disembarked Melbourne, 26 November 1918; discharged, Melbourne, 14 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 June 1943
Place of burialCarlton Cemetery

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