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Robert Lindsay FORBES

Regimental number4204
Place of birthYoung New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPO, Young, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, T Forbes, Post Office, Young, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919

Military Medal

'Whilst the advance was more or less held up in the vicinity of PERONNE on the 1st September, 1918, this N.C.O. repeatedly went backwards and forwards through the enemy barrage and secured ammunition and rations off men who had become casualties, and throughout the attack rendered invaluable assistance to his officer and set a splendid example to his comrades by his utter disregard for danger.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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