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Alexander Stephen Forbes
- Date of enlistment: February 1916
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 25414
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: Baghdad Hospital
- Age at Death:
- Date of Death: 16.11.1917
- Burial Country: Iraq
- Cemetery: Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: XII.F.3.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 12 Forfar Road, Dundee
- Occupation: Art Student
Mary Forbes, 12 Forfar Rd, Dundee
Steven Forbes, Maryfield Cottage, 12 Forfar Rd, Dundee
More about Alexander Stephen Forbes
Alexander S. Forbes 25414 Highland Light Infantry
DUNDEE SOLDIER DIES ABROAD.
Intimation has just been received by Mr and Mrs Steven Forbes, Maryfield Cottage, Forfar Road, Dundee, that their son, Private Alexander S. Forbes, H.L.I., died on the 16th inst. at Bagdad Hospital of acute pneumonia. Private Forbes was educated at the Morgan Academy, specialising in art under the tuition of Mr James Watson.
Entering Glasgow School of Art in 1913, he had a distinguished academic career eliminating in the award of the medal for metalwork in 1915.
He joined the Dundee O.T.C. in November, 1915, and enlisting in February, 1916, in the H.L.I., with whom he served in France from January to April, 1917, when he was invalided home. On recovering Private Forbes was transferred to another battalion of his regiment, and went to Mesopotamia.
Dundee Courier 28th November 1917
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