(Service number 34597)
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||10 May 1895||Place of Birth||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Address at Enlistment||68 Theodocia Street, Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs A. FORREST (mother), 62 Theodocia Street, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Reinforcements, G Company|
|Date||30 December 1916|
|Embarked From||Destination||Plymouth, Devon, England|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Auckland Infantry|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||24 November 1971||Age||76 years|
|Place of Death||Timaru|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Cremated Salisbury Park Crematorium, Timaru|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Thomas Forrest, born on 10 May 1895 at Glasgow, Scotland, was the son of James and Agnes (née Gibb) Forrest. Thomas, his brother John and sisters Elizabeth and Margaret came to Timaru South School from Addington School late in 1906. Thomas left at the age of 16 to join the Timaru Post. T. Forrest, 34597, returned to New Zealand per the “Arawa” (Draft No. 244), reaching Lyttelton about 12 May 1919. Thomas married Ethel Irene Jackson at St Mary’s Timaru in 1920. Ethel was interred in Timaru Cemetery while Thomas was cremated at Salisbury Park Crematorium.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [31 May 2020]; New Zealand Times, 29 April 1919 (Papers Past) [26 May 2020]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch) [02 June 2020]; Salisbury Park Crematorium record [02 June 2020]
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