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William Edgar FORBES

Regimental number7230
Place of birthBriagolong Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBriagolong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, W G Forbes, Briagolong, Victoria
Enlistment date7 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 19 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 7 July 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3100 Pte Ralph Hernert John FORBES, 2nd Pioneer Bn, returned to Australia, 22 July 1917; 7010 Pte Vivian Lyle FORBES, 14th Bn, returned to Australia, 11 January 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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