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Wilfred Roy FORBES

Regimental number3159
Place of birthCaltowie, South Australia
OccupationShop assistant
AddressQuorn, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23.7
Height5' 8"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Julia Forbes, Monarto, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of teeth)
Enlistment date26 October 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name50th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/67/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 7 June 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Essex', 7 June 1918; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, left chest), Adelaide, 4 November 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death18 July 1976
Place of burialDerrick Gardens, Centennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, FORBES Wilfred Roy

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