|Place of birth||Yea, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||30|
|Next of kin||Brother, G O Forbes, Station Street, Yea, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil (previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of height.|
|Place of enlistment||Wangaratta, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||Machine Gun Company 10, Reinforcement 12|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||24/15/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||21st Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)||Nominal Roll incorrectly records date of return to Australia as 25 January 1917.|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 30 October 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 27 December 1917, and marched into 6th Training Bn.
Transferred to 21st Bn Details, 31 December 1917.
Admitted to Hurdcott Hospital, 7 January 1918 (mumps); discharged to Training Depot, 28 January 1918.
Proceeded overseas to France, 1 april 1918; joined 21st Bn, in the field, 18 April 1918.
Admitted to 5th London Field Ambulance, 2 May 1918 (influenza), and transferred same day to 61st Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train, 3 May 1918, and admitted to 1st Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 4 May 1918; to No 6 Convalescent Depot, 11 May 1918; to Australian Convalescent Depot, Havre, 20 June 1918 (dental treatment); rejoined Bn, in the field, 10 July 1918.
Wounded in action, 23 July 1918 (wounded, gas shell), and admitted to 4th Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 24 July 1918; discharged to Reinforcements Camp, 5 August 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 6 August 1918.
Admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 7 September 1918 (pyrexia, unknown origin); transferred to 3rd Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 11 September 1918; to England, 12 September 1918, and admitted to Exeter War Hospital, 14 September 1918. Discharged on fourlough, 11 October 1918, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 25 October 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ceramic', 25 January 1919; arrived Melbourne, 23 March 1919; discharged, 15 April 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, FORBES Archibald|