Muirton Warrand FORBES


FORBES, Muirton Warrand

Service Number: 6853
Enlisted: 20 August 1916, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 2nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Childers, Queensland, Australia, 26 June 1898
Home Town: North Sydney, North Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Sydney (Shore) Church of England Grammar School, Sydney University
Occupation: Student
Died: Killed In Action, France, 24 May 1918, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Borre British Cemetery
Grave Reference: I. C. 14.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Northbridge (Shore) Sydney Church of England Grammar School Memorial Cricket Ground Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

20 Aug 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6853, 2nd Infantry Battalion, Sydney, New South Wales
8 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6853, 2nd Infantry Battalion
8 Nov 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6853, 2nd Infantry Battalion, SS Port Nicholson, Sydney
24 May 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 2nd Infantry Battalion


The details provided are taken from the book "Stealth Raiders - a few daring men in 1918" written by Lucas Jordan, published 2017, refer to page 266. Prior to the war he was a student of North Sydney NSW. He enlisted 20th Aug 1916, aged 18 years. He served with the 2nd Infantry Battalion, and gained promotion through the ranks reaching Lieutenant. Unfortunately, he was Killed In Action 24th May 18. Rest in Peace Lest We Forget

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Joseph Harding and Isabella Cook FORBES, 447 Alfred Street, North Sydney, New South Wales

Mrs. J. H. Forbes of Craigievar, North Sydney, has received news that her youngest son, 2nd-Lieutenant M. W. Forbes was killed on  May 25. An older brother, Lieutenant J. W. Forbes was killed at Polygon Wood on September 25, 1917.