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Norman McLennan FORBES

Regimental number904
Place of birthColac, Victoria
SchoolColac State and Grammar Schools, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationClerk
AddressColac, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Ernest McL. Forbes, Manifold Street, Colac, Victoria
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Battery 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A9 Shropshire on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 8 April 1917
Place of death or woundingLagnicourt, France
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialFavreuil British Cemetery (Plot I, Row C, Grave No. 18), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
12
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ernest McLennan and Annie Elizabeth FORBES, Hood Crescent, Caulfield, Victoria. Native of Colac, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 91 Sergeant Ivan Robert FORBES, 1st Field Ambulance, returned to Australia, 15 February 1918; 32397 Gunner Ralph Urquhart FORBES, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, effective abroad (still overseas).
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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