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Thomas Stoddart FORREST

Regimental number119
Place of birthLesmakegow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
SchoolBellshill Public, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia21
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationClerk
Addressc/o District Superintendent, New South Wales, Government Railways, Eskbank, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinBrother, D. M Forrest, Hotel Fitzroy, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name2nd Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board TRANSPORT A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Anzac Battalion, Imperial Camel Corps
FateKilled in Action 19 April 1917
Place of death or woundingGaza, Palestine
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialGaza War Cemetery (Plot XIX, Row A, Grave No. 5), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
10
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Margaret Scott FORREST. Native of Lesmahagow, Scotland

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