(Service number 42072)
|First Rank||Lance Sergeant||Last Rank|
|Date||15 February 1879 (1877?)||Place of Birth||Kilmorack, Inverness-shire, Scotland|
|Address at Enlistment||Tokomaru Bay|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Gwendoline Mary FORBES (wife), Wai-iti Road, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||24th Reinforcements, E Company|
|Date||5 April 1917|
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|Date||24 June 11962||Age||85 years|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Waiuku Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||Row 37, Plot 037|
|New Zealand Memorials|
John Forbes was the son of John Forbes and Christina née Douglas. John had been in New Zealand for 9 years when he enlisted. He was at home with his familyat Teanassie, Kilmorack, Inverness-shire, Scotland, in 1881 and 1891, a scholar in 1819. In 1901 he appears to be an accountant in a land agents office at Cambourne, Cornwall, England. His father died in 1896 and is buried in Beauly cemetery, his wife with him in 1925. He married Gwendoline Mary Wood on 16 November 1916 at Timaru. Their daughter, Joan Gwendolyn, was born at Timaru on 22 September 1917, more than five months after John embarked. Private J. Forbes arrived home to Timaru by the Oxfordshire in early 1919.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [06 July 2019]; 1881, 1891, 1901 census returns (ancestry.com.au) [07 July 2019]; Waiuku Cemetery burial record (Auckland City Council) [07 July 2019]
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