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Regimental number1307
Date of birth19 June 1885
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressTruro, Unwyn's Bridge Road, Undercliffe, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, J A Forbes, Truro, Unwyn's Bridge Road, Undercliffe, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date25 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name4th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 11 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette, Third Supplement, No. 29632 (21 June 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 129 (21 September 1916).

FateDischarged 13 February 1919
Discharge date--/01/1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: [429] Lt Edward St Clair FORBES, 34th Bn, returned to Australia, 15 January 1919; 5948 Pte Stewart McKay FORBES, 18th Bn, returned to Australia, 24 April 1918.~
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Discharged in England.

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