William John FORBES

Badge Number: 2608, Sub Branch: State
2608

FORBES, William John

Service Numbers: 2608, 2608A, S212910
Enlisted: 4 January 1916, Adelaide, SA, Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 25/33 Garrison Battalion (SA)
Born: Port Adelaide, South Australia, 6 June 1895
Home Town: Largs Bay, Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Semaphore, South Australia, 31 August 1972, aged 77 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Cheltenham Cemetery, South Australia
Memorial Location: Rose Bush; Row CP; No. 47. Interred with his - Wife: Ethel Forbes. Refer to website: Adelaide Cemeteries Authority > Records.
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World War 1 Service

4 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, 2608, 1st Depot Battalion, Adelaide, SA, Australia
22 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 32nd Infantry Battalion, (NAA, Pg-4)
25 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2608, 32nd Infantry Battalion
25 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2608, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Shropshire, Adelaide
30 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, 2608A, 32nd Infantry Battalion
30 Sep 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 32nd Infantry Battalion, (NAA, Pg-4)
25 Jun 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 2608A, 32nd Infantry Battalion
25 Jun 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 32nd Infantry Battalion, (NAA, Pg-6)
30 Jun 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 2608A, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Discharged (Medical) as per stated: 30/06/1919, [4 M.D] 4th Medical District - Adelaide, SA; (NAA, Pg's-9, 20, 32).

World War 2 Service

2 Jul 1940: Involvement Sergeant, S212910, 25/33 Garrison Battalion (SA)
2 Jul 1940: Enlisted Sergeant, S212910, 25/33 Garrison Battalion (SA) , Keswick, South Australia
2 Jul 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Sergeant, S212910
29 Feb 1944: Discharged Sergeant, S212910, 25/33 Garrison Battalion (SA)

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