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Ernest Walter FORBES

Regimental number1847
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of Christ
OccupationLocomotive fireman
AddressEnmore, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinWife, Mrs E G Forbes, 113 Gowrie Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Enlistment date9 February 1917
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistment2nd Corporal
Unit nameRailway Unit, Section 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number15/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 11 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Ordnance Corps
FateReturned to Australia 18 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 January 1932
Place of burialWoronora Cemetery

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