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Robert Bruce FORSYTH

Regimental number203
Place of birthKoo Wee Rup Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressBunyip, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, William Forsyth, Bunyip, Victoria
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44 (6 April 1917).
Recommendation date: 9 September 1915

Unspecified


Recommendation date: 25 September 1915

Mention in Despatches


Recommendation date: 3 March 1917

Mention n Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).
Recommendation date: 9 March 1917

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 20 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 6 November 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Cross


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 August 1980

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