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Jack Boddy FORREST

Regimental number2610
Date of birth23 February 1895
Place of birthKingston, South Australia
SchoolRose Park Public School; Norwood High School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressNorwood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Herbert Jose Forrest, 65 Kensington Road, Norwood, South Australia
Enlistment date16 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 June 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Contracted trench fever and feet; invalided to No. 6 General Hospital, Rouen, France, December 1916; thence to Dartford, England. Recovered and rejoined unit.

Arrived back in Australia, 6 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 February 1976

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