Andrew Edward FORBES

49th Infantry Battalion, A.I.F.

Corporal, Regimental No. 1647.

Killed in Action , 7 June 1917, Messines, Belgium .








Biographical Details

Born: abt. 1890 at London, England.

Father: ?

Mother: ?

Marital Status: Single.

Education: ?

Occupation: Labourer.


Service and Enlistment Details

Enlisted on 7 October 1915 at Rockhampton, QLD.

Address at Enlistment: Rockhampton, QLD.

Embarkation Details: Embarked Overseas on

20 April 1916 with 49th  Battalion,

2nd  Reinforcements at Sydney, NSW on

Ship SS "Hawkes Bay".

Cause of Death: Killed in Action on 7 June 1917 while serving with 49th  Battalion at Messines, Belgium at the age of 27 years.

Burial place: Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Mesen, Belgium, Portion VI, Row C,

Grave No. 10.

Next of Kin:  Sister, Mrs. Carrie Saunders, 109 Bruce Street, Tottenham, London, England.

Religion: Church of England.


Commemorative Details

Panel 148, Australian War Memorial;

Mackay Old Town Hall Honour Board;  

Sarina War Memorial.

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