David Roy FORSYTH

FORSYTH, David Roy

Service Numbers: S17443, SX11378, SX11378
Enlisted: 15 October 1940, Reynella, South Australia. Men of 'eligible age' were initially drafted into the Militia. They could transfer as a volunteer to serve overseas into the 2nd AIF
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd/43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Goodwood, South Australia, 14 September 1917
Home Town: Hackham, Onkaparinga, South Australia
Schooling: Morphett Vale Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Farmer (later quarry worker)
Died: Emphysema, Daw Park Repat Hospital, South Australia, 13 October 1992, aged 75 years
Cemetery: Morphett Vale Scotch Cemetery, South Australia
Cremation (ashes buried on the family plot)
Memorials: Morphett Vale Eternal Flame Memorial Garden and Walkway
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World War 2 Service

15 Oct 1940: Enlisted Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN S17443, Army Training Units, Reynella, South Australia. Men of 'eligible age' were initially drafted into the Militia. They could transfer as a volunteer to serve overseas into the 2nd AIF
8 Nov 1940: Transferred 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, 2nd/43rd Infantry Battalion
30 Apr 1941: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX11378, 2nd/43rd Infantry Battalion, Siege of Tobruk
5 Jul 1942: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX11378, 2nd/43rd Infantry Battalion, El Alamein
5 Sep 1943: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX11378, 2nd/43rd Infantry Battalion, New Guinea - Huon Peninsula / Markham and Ramu Valley /Finisterre Ranges Campaigns
2 May 1945: Discharged 2nd AIF WW 2, Corporal, SN SX11378, 2nd/43rd Infantry Battalion

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Biography

David served in Tobruk as a reinforcement as well as Syria and El Alamein.

Retrained and served in New Guinea, where he contracted scrub typhus.

While on light duties at Loveday internment camp he met his future wife Betty at Renmark. They married in 1946, lived at Hackham and had four childern, Ian, Yvonne, Martin and Mary.