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Forbes in the Military

20th and 21st Centuries

James Wallace Forbes, DSO

James Wallace Forbes, DSO

Canadian Army


Lieutenant Colonel

Years of Service:

1908 - 1937

Forbes served in the 106th Regiment of the pre-war militia. As captain, he transferred to the 15th Battalion in 1908. He was wounded in action at Observatory Ridge in 1916 and Arras in 1918. He was awarded a DSO in 1917 for leadership in the field. Following the war, he returned to Manitoba and was appointed Demobilization Officer for Manitoba and Western Ontario. He is commemorated by Forbes Road in Winnipeg.

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