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Robert Alexander FORBES

Regimental number2074
Place of birthSandford Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBaker
AddressSandford, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Robert Alexander Forbes, Sandford, Victoria
Previous military service72nd Infantry
Enlistment date12 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Date of death19 September 1973

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