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James Forbes

Name on Board J Forbes
Name on Service
James  Forbes
Enlistment Age 40
Occupation Railway Employee, NSW Railways
Place of Birth Williamstown, Vic
Next of Kin Emma Forbes
Address 117 Railway Place, Williamstown, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 10/02/1915
Service No. 1172
Enlistment Place Liverpool, New South Wales
Embarkation Place Sydney
Embarkation Date 25/06/1915
Embarkation Ship HMAT Ceramic A40
Unit on Embarkation 18th Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death 22/08/1915
Unit on Death 18th Australian Infantry Battalion
Rank on Death Private
Cause of Death KIA (previously reported missing 28/08/1915) Court of Inquiry at Tel el Kabir 21/01/1916 states 'reasonable to presume dead'.
Place of Wounding/
Hill 60, Gallipoli (no known grave)
Cemetery or Memorial Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Additional Information Attended North State School. Prior to moving to Sydney, James Forbes worked for a number of years in the office of MacRobertson and Co., wholesale confectioners, Ftizroy, Vic.  In Sydney he worked for the NSW Railways. The commanding officer wrote to James Forbes's brother 'I regret very much to inform you that your brother was unfortunately killed on August 22 at Hill 60 during a bayonet charge made by the 18th Battalion.  Your brother was one of the first in the charge, which is often commented on by his few mates who are left.'
Additional References The Argus, Melbourne, Monday 24 January, 1916, p13
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