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Name: George FORBES
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: A (G) Service No.: 3230
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Age at Death: 32
Unit: 1st/9th Bn Durham Light Infantry.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted:
Place of Residence: Winlaton, Blaydon-on-Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: Tench's Buildings, Winlaton, Blaydon-on-Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Miner at Addison Colliery.
How Died:
Date of Death: Thursday 28th September 1916
Place of Death: Somme, France.
Battle/Campaign: Battle of the Somme, July- November 1916.
Locally Commemorated: Addison Colliery War Memorial, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 14 A and 15 C.
Buried: No known grave.
Decoration and Medals: War Medal, Victory Medal
Photographs: 1
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary:
Family Details:
Son of Thomas and Katherine Forbes, of Tench's Buildings, Winlaton, Blaydon-on-Tyne, Co. Durham. Husband of Margaret Owens (formerly Forbes), of 6, Highfield Rd., Highfield, Rowlands Gill, Co. Durham.
Notes : It is believed the wrong initial was carved on the Addison War Memorial – a G was mistaken for an A.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register.
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