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Arthur FORS

Regimental number3160
Place of birthCampsie New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBushman
Address'Kiora', 9th Avenue, Campsie, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs H Fors, 'Kiora', 9th Avenue, Campsie, New South Wales
Enlistment date6 March 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 10 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 13 March 1919
Discharge date24 May 1919
Family/military connectionsFather: 3161 Pte August FORS, 1st Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 13 March 1919.
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War service: embarked from Melbourne, 10 May 1917; disembarked Suez, 20 June 1917. Taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Regiment, 31 July 1917.

Wounded in action, Tel Khuweilfeh, 31 November 1917 (gun shot wound, left thigh); admitted to 44th Stationary Hospital, 6 November 1917; transferred to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 8 November 1917; discharged to Convalescent Depot, Moascar, 2 December 1917; rejoined unit, 14 April 1918.

Contracted malaria, 4 July 1918; admitted to 26th Casualty Clearing Station, 6 July 1918; transferred to 24th Stationary Hospital, 9 July 1918; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 11 July 1918;to 1st Brigade Depot, Moascar, 18 September 1918; rejoined unit, 5 October 1918.

Appointed Driver, 9 October 1918.Sick (not yet diagnosed), 3 November 1918; rejoined unit as Trooper, 11 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Ullimaroa', 13 March 1919; disembarked Melbounre, 19 April 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged, 24 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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