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Colin Graham FORREST

Regimental number102
Date of birth--/08/1892
Place of birthLeith Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationClerk
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Forrest, 75 Cornhill Terrace, Leith, Scotland
Enlistment date18 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
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF57
Promotion date: 13 September 1916

Lieutenant


Unit: INF57
Promotion date: 23 January 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 19 February 1917

FateReturned to Australia 9 March 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led a bombing party with great gallantry, and established a block which he held for twenty-seven hours, thereby enabling a valuable part of the line to be connected.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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