|Place of birth||Fairburn, Ross Shire, Scotland|
|School||Marybank Public School, Urray, Ross Shire, Scotland|
|Age on arrival in Australia||20|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||Father, R Forbes, Fairburn, Muirsford, Scotland|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Blackboy Hill, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||12th Battalion, G Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/29/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||12th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||near Gaba Tepe, Gallipoli, Turkey|
|Date of death|
|Age at death||24|
|Age at death from cemetery records||24|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 35), Gallipoli, Turkey
The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.
The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.
The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
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|Parents: Roderick and Jessie Forbes, Fairburn, Muir of Ord, Ross-shire, Scotland|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Embarked Freemantle, 2 November 1914.
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 2 March 1915.
Reported missing in action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915.
Court of Inquiry held in the field, 5 June 1915, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, FORBES Finlay|