Hugh Forbes

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 200311
  • Rank: Lance Corporal
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th/5th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 19
  • Date of Death: 06/09/1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Bois-Guillaume Communal Cemetery Extension
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: F. 20B.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 74 Murraygate, Dundee
  • Occupation: Dental Mechanic
  • Mother:

    Agnes Forbes, Ivy Cottage, Muirhead

  • Father:

    Charles Forbes, Ivy Cottage, Muirhead

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Hugh Forbes

Hugh Forbes   200311   Black Watch

Serving at Sixteen.

Mr and Mrs Forbes, 74 Murraygate, have received official notification that their son, Lance-Corporal Hugh Forbes, Black Watch, has been severely wounded.  Lance-Corporal Forbes had been three and a half years in France, being one of the original Dundee’s Own.  He was on active service before he had attained his sixteenth year.  Previous to enlistment Lance-Corporal Forbes was a dental mechanic in the employment of Dr Graham Campbell.

Dundee Courier 20th August 1918

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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