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Henry Becher FORREST

Regimental number20080
Place of birthEchuca, Victoria
SchoolEchuca High School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressEchuca, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Henry Brand Forrest, High Street, Echuca, Victoria
Previous military service57th Infantry; Senior Cadets
Enlistment date16 June 1917
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/15/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 21 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Signal Company
FateDied of disease 11 February 1919
Place of death or woundingCharleroi, Belgium
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialCharleroi Communal Cemetery (Row S, Grave No. 3), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
25
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry Brand and Lucinda Katherine FORREST, Hare Street, Echuca, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 20081 Sapper Moritz Edward FORREST, 1 Division Signal Company, returned to Australia, 3 September 1919; Cousin: Henry Garnet Forrest, Australian Flying Corps who was awarded DFC, Croix de Guerre and Italian Medal.~
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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