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John Forbes

4th Battalion


John Forbes - Information

As the war was raging, John and his family were residing at The Hospital at Gladesville in Sydney. John was born in Bringelly c1894, and found gainful employment as a school teacher. At the age of 21, John enlisted in the AIF in Casula on the 22nd of November 1915. During training, he was posted to B Company, 4th Battalion. However, in mid December, he was medically discharged for being unfit, suffering with rheumatism and arthritis.