Walter Fergus FORREST

Regimental number31817
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolPublic School
ReligionChurch of England
AddressHolt Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, W F Forrest, Katoomba, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameMedium Trench Mortar Battery Reinforcement 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/129/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 2 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Division Trench Mortar Brigade
FateDied as a result of accident 27 May 1917
Place of death or woundingAmiens, France
Age at death25.6
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialBeauval Communal Cemetery (Row G, Grave No. 21), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Faithful and Emily Louisa FORREST, Vera Villa, Waratah Street, Katoomba, New South Wales. Native of Melbourne
Family/military connectionsBrother killed in 1917 and Matthew Thomas Forrest killed in France