Forbes in the Military

20th and 21st Centuries

Amos Hilton Forbes

Amos Hilton Forbes

Canadian Mounted Rifles

9th Regiment

Private

Years of Service:

1915 - 1918

Forbes enlisted with the 9th Regiment Canadian Mounted Rifles in Saskatchewan in 1915, He was served in England and, in 1916, he transferred to the 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles in France. At the Battle of Mount Sorrel (June 2 -13 1916), Forbes was reported missing in action. Wounded and buried by a shell explosion in the field, he was taken a prisoner of war. Forbes was part of a prisoner exchange in September, 1917. He arrived back in Canada on October 25, 1917. He died on December 11, 1940.