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Forbes in the Military

20th and 21st Centuries

Robert Ross Forbes

Robert Ross Forbes

Australian Army

2/13th Australian Infantry Battalion


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Forbes was the son of William and Margaret Elizabeth Forbes, of Greenlaw, Berwickshire, Scotland. He emigrated to Australia, enlisted with the 2nd AIF and was killed at El Alamein, Egypt, in 1942. Forbes is commemorated on the Roll of Honour in Sydney NSW, also his name is located at panel 37 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial. He is recognised as one of the "Rats of Tobruk" (Submitted by Mary Forbes Mead)

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