|Place of birth||Brisbane Queensland|
|Address||Police Station, Ashgrove, Brisbane, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||29|
|Next of kin||Sister, Mrs P McCoy, Police Station, Ashgrove, Brisbane, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Corporal|
|Unit name||1 Australian General Hospital (November 1914)|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A55 Kyarra on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Field Ambulance|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
'(Near Ypres) Conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while in charge of stretcher-bearers, setting fine personal example.'
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)||Name spelt John Forrest Lightbody on Nominal Roll.|
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on 20th September, 1917, and on the three days following at CLAPHAM JUNCTION on the MENIN ROAD near YPRES, he was in charge of Stretcher Bearers, and his personal example of coolness and courage and his untiring enery in clearing the front line of wounded under very heavy shell fire was of the greatest value to the Regimental Medical Officer of the 6th Australian Infantry Battalion. He worked unceasingly for 40 hours, refusing rest, until the front line was absolutely clear of wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31