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Richard Earle FORRESTER

Regimental number1617
Place of birthLondon England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStorekeeper
AddressLissadell Station, Wyndham, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Rebecca Plant Forrester, Dumbarton, 192 Brixton Hill, London, England
Enlistment date21 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 5 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31138 (22 January 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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