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August FORS

Regimental number3161
Place of birthHelsingborg, Sweden
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBushman
Address'Kiora', 9th Avenue, Campsie, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44
Next of kinWife, Mrs H Fors, 'Kiora', 9th Avenue, Campsie, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 10 years in the Swedish cavalry.
Enlistment date5 February 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 date31 May 1919
Family/military connectionsSon: 3160 Pte Arthur FORS, 1st Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 13 March 1919.
Other details

War service: embarked from Melbourne, 10 May 1917; disembarked Suez, 20 June 1917. Taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Regiment, 31 July 1917.

Admitted to hospital, 24 November 1917; transferred to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 28 November 1917; discharged to Convalescent Depot, Moascar, 14 December 1917; rejoined unit, 4 January 1918.

Admitted to hospital, 27 June 1918 (debility); transferred to 31st General Hospital, Abbassia, 1 July 1918; discharged to Moascar Convalescent Depot, 25 July 1918; rejoined unit, 4 August 1918.

Admitted to hospital, 17 November 1918 (malaria); transferred to 14th Australian General Hospital, 29 November 1918; discharged to New Zealand Soldiers' Club, Ismailia, 10 January 1919; rejoined unit, 8 February 1919. Admitted to hospital, 14 February 1919; rejoined unit, 15 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Ullimaroa', 13 March 1919; arrived Melbourne, 19 April 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged, 31 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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