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66   Private George Forrest
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 34th Battalion, Australian Infantry (Australian Army)
Died: 07/06/1917 (Unknown)
George Forrest hailed from Stewartstown, County Tyrone. George enlisted on 19 January 1916 with A company 34 Battalion of the Australian Infantry. Forrest was a labourer prior to enlisting in January 1916 and, as stated on his enlistment papers, a member of A Battery, New South Wales, for 19 years and on active service in South Africa. George was a 45 year old labourer, but he was in fact 59 years old. He was a widower. Private George Forrest was killed in action by a shell explosion at Messines, Belgium, shortly after commencement of the attack on 7 June 1917. He was 60 years of age.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Menin Gate
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen
Grave Ref: Panel 7-17-12-25-27-29-31
CWGC Casualty 923560
Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.
References and Links
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1 Australian Embarkation Roll First World War Embarkation Roll - George Forrest
2 Australian Military Documents Military Papers (73 no) for Private George Forrest
3 Australian Nominal Roll Nominal Roll - George Forrest
4 Australian Red Cross Wounded Private George Forrest - how he died
5 Australian Roll of Honour Roll of Honour - George Forrest (includes photo)
6 Pre First World War Conflicts Driver George Forrest - enlisted 12 December 1883
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