David Graham Forbes

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: December 1914
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 60579
  • Rank: Bombardier
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
  • Unit/Ship: 'D' Battery, 112th Brigade
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 28
  • Date of Death: 02.08.1917
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 5 & 9

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 1891
  • Place of Birth: Vienna, Austria
  • Address: 159 Strathmartine Road, Dundee
  • Occupation: Master Hairdresser
  • Mother:

    Mary Jane Cuthbert

  • Father:

    George Dobbie Forbes

  • Siblings:

    Robert, George (died) Thomas, Georgina, Isabella, Charles, Agnes, William & Geoge

  • Spouse:

    Jane StewartForbes (nee Ness) 65 Slade St, Bayswater

  • Children:

    Amelia, born 14.08.1915

More about David Graham Forbes

David has no known grave but is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial.

David Graham Forbes   60579   Royal Field Artillery


Mrs Forbes, 159 Strathmartine Road, Dundee, has been officially informed of the death of her husband, Bombardier David G. Forbes R.F.A.  An officer in a letter containing the sad news states that Bombardier Forbes, was instantaneously killed by a shell entering a telephone dugout where her husband was on duty.  Bombardier Forbes, the officer adds, was a great loss to the battery.  He was a line signaller and a capable n.c.o., and his officer had marked him down for promotion.  The battery had lost a true-hearted and gallant soldier.

Deceased, who was 28 years of age, was previous to enlistment a master hairdresser, his place of business being in Rosebank Street.  He had been at the front for almost two years.

Dundee Courier 22nd August 1917

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell, further information kindly supplied by Irene Phillips

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