George Given FORSYTH

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FORSYTH, George Given

Service Number: 103
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen
Born: Queensland, 12 June 1880
Home Town: Newtown, Ipswich, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Blacksmith
Died: Measles and Pneumonia, Brisbane General Hos[ital, Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 3 March 1902, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Toowong (Brisbane General) Cemetery
Memorials: Anzac Square Boer War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 103
1 Oct 1899: Involvement Private, SN 103, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen
6 Mar 1901: Embarked Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 103, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen, Ship Templemore
3 May 1902: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 103, 5th Queensland Imperial Bushmen

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

George Given FORSYTH was born in Queensland on 12th June, 1880

His parents were William FORSYTH & Martha Jane GIVEN

He contracted measles on board the troop ship St Andrew while returning home from the Boer War & on arrival he was admitted to the Brisbane Hospital on 30th April, 1902 and died on 3rd May, 1902

His parents were expecting him home & preparing a welcome but were not informed that he had been taken to hospital & didn't find out until he was unconscious.

He was given a full Military Funeral & buried in an unmarked Grave in Toowong Cemetery - many years later a bronze plaque was erected on his grave

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