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William Henry FORWARD

Regimental number2363
Place of birthCooktown, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStoreman
AddressRailway Department, Cairns, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 6.75"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Edward Joseph Forward, Railway Department, Cairns, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in Kennedy Regiment
Enlistment date20 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 May 1915
Place of enlistmentEnoggera, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Lilias Anne FORWARD
Discharge date25 July 1919
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Trasos Montes', 8 April 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 22 May 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 25 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 September 1935
Age at death39
Place of burialNew Cairnes Cemetery, Queensland
SourcesNAA B2455 4024485

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