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John FORREST

Regimental number3747
Place of birthPaisley, Scotland
SchoolMossvale, Paisley, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia17
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, E Forrest, Longcroft, near Bonny Bridge, Scotland
Enlistment date13 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Malwa on 2 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 22 December 1916
Place of death or woundingSomme Sector, France
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialNetley Military Cemetery (Row N, Grave No. 380), Hound, Hampshire
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
59
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Francis and Janet Stevenson FORREST, 50 East Crawford Street, Dennistoun, Glasgow, Scotland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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