David Alexander FORREST

FORREST, David Alexander

Service Number: 1677
Enlisted: 1 March 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Gumeracha, South Australia, 7 October 1893
Home Town: Stansbury, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 16 August 1916, aged 22 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Gumeracha Anzac Honor Roll, Stansbury Dalrymple District Roll of Honor, Stansbury Darymple District WW1 Pictorial Roll of Honour, Stansbury Memorial Institute Roll of Honour, Stansbury War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

1 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1677, 50th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '19' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Aeneas embarkation_ship_number: A60 public_note: ''
11 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 1677, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Adelaide

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Mr. and Mrs. D. Forrest, of Stansbury, have received news that their son Private D. A. Forrest, was killed in action in France on August 16. He left for the front in April last. At the time of his enlistment he was farming at Stansbury with Mr. D. A. Agnew. Private Forrest took a prominent part as a bandsman in the Stansbury Band, and he was liked by all who knew him." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 30 Sep 1916 (nla.gov.au)