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James Ramsay FORREST

Regimental number2089
Place of birthLudlow Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressLudlow, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, James Hill Forrest, Ludlow, Western Australia
Enlistment date23 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentActing Sergeant
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 16 February 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Division Artillery
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 5 May 1917

Bar to Military Medal

Recommendation date: 31 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On 21st October, 1917, at BELLEWARDE RIDGE (east of YPRES) this N.C.O. was in command of a column of pack transport animals taking up ammunition. His column was heavily shelled and many animals became bogged. His promptness of action and coolness saved losses to personnel and ammunition. He delivered his ammunition. Military Medal awarded for conspicuous gallantry during BULLECOURT operations, vide D.R.O. 4th Aust. Div. No. 339, para. 12158.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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