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William FORREST

Regimental number5884
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
SchoolViolet Street State School, Bendigo, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCoachbuilder
AddressBridge Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, J.W. Forrest, Bridge Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Previous military service67th Infantry
Enlistment date30 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name2nd Divisional Signal Company, 9th Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number22.12.2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Vic, on board H.M.A.T. A32 Themistocles on 28 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Divisional Signal Company
FateKilled in Action 3 May 1917
Place of death or woundingBapaume, Somme Sector, France
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialQueant Road Cemetery (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 19), Buissy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
25
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George William and Martha FORREST, Bendigo, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother John Walter Forrest. Killed

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