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Forbes in the Military

20th and 21st Centuries

Alexander Moore Forbes

Alexander Moore Forbes

Australian Army



Years of Service:

1914 - 1946

Forbes graduated from the Royal Military College (RMC) in 1911 and in 1914 he was appointed as a lieutenant with the 6th Battery, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade. He served in Gallipoli until being evacuated in July 1915 suffering from dysentery. In Egypt he was promoted to the rank of captain and transferred to command the 102nd Battery of the 21st Howitzer Brigade. He earned him the Military Cross in 1916. Forbes was promoted to Major in January 1917 and was deployed with the 1st Division Headquarters and the 5th Division Headquarters. Forbes returned to the RMC as Adjutant from 1921 to 1922.

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