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John Keatley FORSYTH

Date of birth9 February 1867
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
Address10 Bayview Avenue, Auburn, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation47
Next of kinMrs Catherine Forsyth, Bayview Avenue, Auburn, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date15 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentColonel
Unit name1st Light Horse Brigade, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/1/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board TRANSPORT A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollBrigadier-General
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Infantry Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Commander of the Bath

'Consistent good work. Excellent leadership and valuable services during the battle of the Somme.'
Recommendation date: 6 October 1916

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 12 November 1916


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Other detailsCommanded 2nd Infantry Brigade, 1915-16. Quarter Master-General and Third Military Member of the Military Board of Australian Forces, 1919-22.
Date of death12 November 1928

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