John Cumine FORSTER MM

FORSTER, John Cumine

Service Number: 1255
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 26th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Hobart, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Porter
Memorials: Hobart Roll of Honour, Tasmanian Government Railways
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World War 1 Service

29 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1255, 26th Infantry Battalion
29 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1255, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Brisbane
10 Oct 1919: Honoured Military Medal, 'During the attack east of MONT ST. QUENTIN near PERONNE on 2nd September 1918, while advancing on the enemy positions, this N.C.O. met with very heavy machine gun fire. he bravely continued to advance, and finally single handed, rushed the enemy position, bombing and killing the crew. By his courage and initiative he helped materially in making the enterprise a success. He set a very stirring example to his men.' Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115 Date: 10 October 1919

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