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Frederick William Dempster FORBES

Date of birth24 February 1883
Place of birthPrahran, Victoria
SchoolHawkesburn Grammar School; Caulfield Grammar School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationAccountant
AddressTiri, Burke Road, Canterbury, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinWife, Violet Forbes, Tiri, Burke Road, Canterbury, Victoria
Enlistment dateNO ENTRY
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name21st Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
Promotions

Major


Promotion date: 1 April 1915

Lieutenant Colonel


Unit: 20th Battalion
Promotion date: 1 August 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George


Recommendation date: 7 September 1918

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).

Mention in Despatches


Recommendation date: 24 September 1918

Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George


Recommendation date: 30 January 1919

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularJoined the Bank of New South Wales, 16 November 1899; appointed Teller at Moama branch, 29 July 1910; Accountant at Corowa, December 1912.
FateReturned to Australia 19 June 1919
Medals

Distinguished Service Order


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Companion of the Order of St Michael & St George


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Service Order, Companion of the Order of St Michael & St George, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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