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Benjamin John FORSYTH

Regimental number5077
Place of birthNorthcote, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationClerk
AddressShaftesbury Parade, Croxton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 8.5"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr Norman Charles Forsyth, Shaftesbury Parade, Croxton, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 February 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
FateReturned to Australia 6 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Norman Charles and Annie FORSYTH
Discharge date18 June 1920
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Kaiser-i-Hind', 5 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 16 June 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 18 June 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death24 February 1939
Age at death42
Place of burialBox Hill Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, FORSYTH Benjamin John

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