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Ernest James FORSYTH

Regimental number2928
Place of birthFitzroy, Victoria
SchoolState School and Scotch College, Melbourne, Victoria
Address8l King William Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, James H Forsyth, 8l King William Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Previous military serviceCadet, Scotch College, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date9 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria on 10 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 23 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death24.8
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialRue-Du-Bois Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 34), Fleurbaix, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Mary J. FORSYTH, 80 King William Street, Fitzroy, Victoria

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