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Herbert Gauntley FORREST

Regimental number562
Place of birthNairne, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressRakune Street, Railway Town, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 5.5"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mary Forrest, Same Address Broken Hill,
Previous military serviceServed for 12 months in Volunteer Engineers, 2 years in A.I.F
Enlistment date28 October 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit nameNo 1 Mining Corps
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 20 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Tunnelling Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 4 December 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*given second name two spellings Gauntley and Guntley
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Fanny FORREST

The Bronze Medal for Military Valour (Italy)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

Discharge date1 March 1919
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Somerset', 4 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 15 January 1919; discharged Adelaide, 1 March 1919.

Medals: Bronze Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death25 August 1936
Age at death57
Place of burialAIF Cemetery, Light Oval, West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, FORREST Herbert Gauntley

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