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Edward Sinclair FORBES

Regimental number429
Date of birth24 March 1897
Place of birthNewtown, New South Wales
Other NamesEdward St Clair
SchoolSt Peter's, Sydney
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngineer
AddressMarrickville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, John Forbes, 'Alexandra', Unwins Bridge Road, Marrickville, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name34th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/51/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 2 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll34th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 January 1919
Discharge date24 April 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1307 Captain Samuel FORBES, 4th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement, Discharged 13 February 1919; 5948 Private Stewart McKay FORBES, 18th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement, returned to Australia 24 April 1918.
Other detailsWar Service: France and Belgium
Date of death18 October 1952
Place of burialNorthern Suburbs Crematorium, Sydney, New South Wales.

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