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William FORBES

Regimental number87
Place of birthSouth Yarra Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrocer
Address48 Metropolitan Street, East Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinWife, Mrs W Forbes, 48 Metropolitan Street, East Richmond, Victoria
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 30 January 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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