Joseph William FORBES MID


FORBES, Joseph William

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 22 June 1915
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 6th Infantry Battalion
Born: Ipswich, Queensland, 20 December 1890
Home Town: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Brisbane Grammar School
Occupation: Accountant
Died: Killed in action, Ypres, Belgium, 20 September 1917, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Ypres
Plot I, Row G, Grave 44 Headstone Inscription "THE EARTH HOLDS NO BRAVER GENTLEMAN"
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World War 1 Service

22 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1
11 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Officer, 6th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
11 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Officer, 6th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Nestor, Melbourne

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Son of Isabella Cook Forbes, of 447 Alfred Street, North Sydney, and the late Joseph Harding Forbes. Born in Ipswich, Queensland.

"...Lieutenant Joseph William Forbes, 6th Battalion. An accountant from Melbourne, Vic prior to enlistment, Lt Forbes embarked with the 11th Reinforcements from Melbourne aboard HMAT Nestor on 11 October 1915. He was subsequently Mentioned in Despatches for "distinguished and gallant service and devotion to duty in the field". He was killed in action on 20 September 1917 at Ypres, Belgium, aged 26 and was buried in the Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Belgium. His brother Lt Muirton Warrand Forbes, 2nd Battalion, was also killed in action." - SOURCE (