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John FORSYTH

Regimental number34745
Place of birthBurwood, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolSydney Grammar School, New South Wales
Other trainingHawkesbury College, Richmond, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationOverseer
AddressEverton Road, Strathfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 11"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Alice Forsyth, 'Orlando', Everton Road, Strathfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 November 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, April 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 21 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of disease 27 October 1918
Place of death or woundingAmiens, France
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block S, Plot III, Row E, Grave No. 21), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
15
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in St Thomas Churchyard (Section 19 Grave 46: family memorial has collapsed), Enfield, New South Wales. Parents: William and Alice Powell FORSYTH, Everton Road, Strathfield, New South Wales. Native of Sydney, New South Wales. Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as FORSYTHE.
SourcesNAA: B2455, FORSYTH John

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