Heinrich Christian FORST MM

FORST, Heinrich Christian

Service Number: SX18856
Enlisted: 25 September 1942, Wayville, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Exeter, South Australia, 20 June 1909
Home Town: Glanville, South Australia
Schooling: unknown
Occupation: Barber
Died: Illness, Glanville, South Australia, 4 September 1985, aged 76 years
Cemetery: Cheltenham Cemetery, S.A.
Lawn, Drive D, Row 52, Site 1016C
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World War 2 Service

25 Sep 1942: Involvement Private, SN SX18856
25 Sep 1942: Enlisted Wayville, SA
17 Nov 1943: Honoured Military Medal
20 May 1944: Discharged Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, SN SX18856, 7th Infantry Battalion, Jungle Training Centre

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Heinrich Christian FORST was born in Exeter, South Australia on 20th June 1909

His parents were Hans Christian FORST & Charlotte Elizabeth MOULDER

He married Linda Dorothy BOWDEN on 10th February, 1934 in the Sacred Heart Presbytery in Semaphore, SA

He enlisted in Wayville, SA on 25th Septe,ber 1942 and was discharged on 20th May, 1944

He was awarded the Military Medal for outstanding valour & courage on 17th November, 1943

Heinrich died on 4th September, 1985 and is buried in the Cheltenham Cemetery, SA with his wife Lind