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Thomas William FORREST

Regimental number2996
Place of birthPort Wakefield, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressYallunda Flat, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 9"
Weight122 lbs
Next of kinFather, Thomas Forrest, Yallunda Flat, South Australia
Enlistment date11 March 1916
Place of enlistmentTumby Bay, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 4 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 10 July 1919
Discharge date18 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 5441 Lance Corporal James Charles FORREST, 27th Bn, returned to Australia, 15 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt

Taken on strength, 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 14 December 1916. transferred to 9th Light Horse Regiment, 26 January 1917; taken on strength, 27 January 1917.

Admitted to Rest Camp, Port Said, 1 August 1917; returned to duty, 11 August 1917.

Admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 1 March 1918 (pyrexia, unknown origin); discharged to lines, and rejoined Regiment, 5 March 1918.

Admitted to Rest Camp, Port Said, 22 March 1918; rejoined Regiment, 12 April 1918.

Detached to Headquarters, Australian Mounted Division, 31 May 1918 (Escort Troop); rejoined Regiment from detachment, 3 July 1918.

Admitted to 26th Stationary Hospital, 16 March 1919 (malaria); discharged to duty, 6 April 1919; rejoined Regiment, 17 April 1919.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 11 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Oxfordshire', 10 July 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 10 August 1919; discharged, Adelaide, 18 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 June 1973

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