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Name: Service No Rank Battalion/Service Date of Birth: Place of Birth: Date of Enlistment: Place of Enlistment: Address at Enlistment: Age at Enlistment: Height: Complexion: Eye Colour: Hair Colour: Previous Military: Martial Status: Trade: Religion Next of Kin: Date of Discharge: Date of Death: Cemetery: Additional Information:
James Andrew Forbes 67158 Private 25th Battalion September 14, 1888 Yarmouth, NS November 12, 1914 Halifax, NS Yarmouth, NS 26 5 feet, 9½ inches swarthy brown black initial enrolment at Yarmouth Single Labourer Church of England Jacob Forbes (Father) Yarmouth NS December 31, 1917 May 14, 1936 Mountain Cemetery, Yarmouth, NS James Andrew was the son of Jacob Forbes and Sophia Janet (Muree) Forbes of Yarmouth, NS. He enlisted as Andrew Forbes (Attestation Form) at Halifax with the 25th Battalion and went overseas to England on the SS Saxonia departing Halifax on May 20, 1915 and arriving at Liverpool on May 29, 1915. He embarked for France via Folkestone on September 15, 1915. For several months previous to being blown up by an aerial torpedo, Private Forbes had difficulty controlling his nerves but carried on until he was injured by a shrapnel wound to his left forearm on February 9, 1916 and was operated on to remove shrapnel on February 21, 1916 at Edmonton Military Hospital. Suffering shell shock, he was returned to England on June 6, 1916 and was admitted to hospital at Shorncliffe and on June 15 to hospital in Ramsgate. He was invalided to Canada on the Hospital Ship Letitia from Liverpool on June 18, 1917 and was hospitalized in Halifax until his discharge.
James Andrew Forbes
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