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Ralph Urquhart FORBES

Regimental number32397
Place of birthColac Victoria
AddressManifold Street, Colac, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation39
Next of kinFather, E McL Forbes, Manifold Street, Colac, Victoria
Enlistment date10 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 1, Reinforcement 24
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/89/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Osterley on 14 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 91 Sergeant Ivan Robert FORBES, 1st Field Ambulance, returned to Australia, 15 February 1918; 904 Bombardier Norman McLennan FORBES, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, killed in action, 8 April 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death20 May 1958

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