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Thomas Laidlaw FORBES

Regimental number6534
Place of birthDunellan Estate, South Brisbane, Queensland
SchoolDunellan State School, Queensland
Other trainingCitizen Forces
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationClerk
AddressSouth Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs S Forbes, Dunellan Street, Dunellan Estate, South Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date31 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
FateDied of wounds 25 July 1918
Place of death or woundingBelieved to be Kemmel Hill
Age at death22.11
Place of burialTerlincthun British Cemetery (Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 32), Wimille, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
175
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of James and Sarah Forbes, Dunellan Estate, South Brisbane, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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