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William Joseph FORBES

Regimental number215
Place of birthQueensland
SchoolBrisbane Grammar, Queensland and Church of England Grammar, North Sydney
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressArtillery Barracks, Queenscliff, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs S M Forbes, Macedon Street, Sunbury, Victoria
Previous military serviceRoyal Australian Garrison Artillery
Enlistment date4 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameSiege Artillery Brigade
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 17 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll36th Heavy Artillery Group
FateReturned to Australia 8 August 1918
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Ypres Belgium
Age at death26

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