Lionel Robert FORBES

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FORBES, Lionel Robert

Service Number: 2261
Enlisted: 16 March 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Normanville, South Australia, 26 May 1893
Home Town: Second Valley, Yankalilla, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farm labourer
Died: Died of Illness (Cerebro-Spinal Meningitis), Adelaide, South Australia, 17 September 1915, aged 22 years
Cemetery: AIF Cemetery, West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

16 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2261, Keswick, South Australia
17 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2261, 27th Infantry Battalion

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Biography

Australian Birth Index shows his name as Lyall Robert FORBES.

Lionel (Lyall) was born in Normanville to Frederick & Elizabeth Forbes nee Faulkner, he lived at Second Valley with his parents and worked as a farm labourer before enlisting on 16th March 1915.

He died in Adelaide Hospital on the 17th September 1915, 3 days after his unit the 5/27th Infantry, had embarked.