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Forbes, Archibald McEwan (4695)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 25 years 5 months

Enlistment Details: Saturday, 29 January 1916 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 4695            view online service record

Powell Street
Preston, VIC

Next of Kin:
Louisa Forbes (wife)
Powell Street
Preston, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 4 April 1916
Ship: HMAT Euripides A14
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion – 12th Reinforcements

RTA: Wednesday, 26 September 1917
Discharged: Friday, 18 January 1918

Brothers: William Forbes, John Forbes (Seaman, Navy), David Forbes

1916 ‘Four Sons at Front.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 22 April, p. 2. , viewed 30 Mar 2016,

A McE Forbes is listed on the Roll of Honour for the Port Melbourne Branch of the Protestant Alliance Friendly Society (PAFS)

1917 ‘PORT P.A.F.S.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 20 January, p. 3. , viewed 29 Dec 2016,


1917 ‘ELECTRIC SPARKS’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 16 June, p. 3. , viewed 14 Apr 2017,


  • Brian Membery
    Posted May 9, 2019 9.49 pm 0Likes

    Died Reservoir, 1960 at 1969 years, interred Fawkner Cemetery. Powell street is now Reservoir, the name was rarely used at the time of the war and only recognised with the opeing of a Post Office circa 1921.

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