Andrew Edward (Teddy) FORBES


FORBES, Andrew Edward

Service Numbers: 1647, 1647A
Enlisted: 7 October 1915, Rockhampton, Queensland
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 49th Infantry Battalion
Born: Deptford, London, 8 December 1889
Home Town: Rockhampton, Rockhampton, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 7 June 1917, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Messines Ridge British Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Sarina War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

7 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1647, 49th Infantry Battalion, Rockhampton, Queensland
20 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1647, 49th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1647, 49th Infantry Battalion, SS Hawkes Bay, Sydney
7 Jun 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 1647A, 49th Infantry Battalion, Messines

Teddy Forbes

Andrew Edward Forbes (Teddy) enlisted at Rockhampton, Queensland on 7th October 1915. He was killed in action at the battle of Messines Ridge , 7th June 1917 at the age of 28years . He and Sgt Ridgeway were attempting to dress the wounds of injured Capt.H.Rhead who was in a shell hole. Another shell exploded and all three were killed outright. He is buried at Messines Ridge Cemetery, France, and also remembered on the Sarina War memorial in Australia.
He had emigrated from Deptford, London,in 1912 and been working in the Sarina, Mackay area.

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