John FORREST

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FORREST, John

Service Number: 3747
Enlisted: 13 August 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Paisley, Scotland, August 1896
Home Town: Hynam, Naracoorte and Lucindale, South Australia
Schooling: Mossvale, Paisley, Scotland
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Died: Wounds, Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, Hampshire, EnglandUnited Kingdom, 22 November 1916
Cemetery: Netley Military Cemetery
Netley Military Cemetery (Row N, Grave No. 380), Hound, Hampshire
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

13 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3747, 10th Infantry Battalion
2 Dec 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3747, 10th Infantry Battalion
2 Dec 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3747, 10th Infantry Battalion, RMS Malwa, Adelaide
26 Sep 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 3747, 10th Infantry Battalion, Private John Forrest was wounded in action on 26th September, 1916 (10th Diary says they were operating in Belgium). He was admitted to 13th Stationary Hospital at Boulogne, France on 26th September, 1916 with gunshot wounds to head – severe. Pte Forrest embarked for England on Hospital Ship Panama on 13th October, 1916 with gunshot wounds to head. Private John Forrest was admitted to the Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, Hampshire, England on 15th October, 1916 with gunshot wounds to head & fractured skull. His condition was reported as seriously ill on 17th October, 1916.

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK

Died on this date - 22nd November......Private John Forrest was born at Paisley, Scotland around 1896.. He came to Australia in 1913 & enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 13th August, 1915 as a 19 year old Farmer from South Australia.

Private Forrest arrived in France on 4th April, 1916. He was hospitalised on 25th April, 1916 & joined the 10th Battalion at the Front on 30th July, 1916.

Private Forrest was wounded in action on 26th September, 1916. He was invalided to England on 13th October, 1916 with gunshot wounds to head.

Private John Forrest died at 6 pm on 22nd November, 1916 at Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, Hampshire, England from wounds received in action in France – gunshot wounds to head. He was buried in Netley Military Cemetery, Hampshire where 49 other WW1 Australians are buried.

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