CEF Soldier Detail

Private Gordon Cecil Forbes
Died: September 13, 1916

Regimental Number:
422067
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
29th Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Rathwell, Manitoba
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Thomas Chisholm Forbes (father), Rathwell, Manitoba
Address at Enlistment:
Rathwell, Manitoba
Date of Birth:
December 6, 1889
Trade or Calling:
Farmer
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Date of Enlistment:
January 1, 1915
Age at enlistment:
25
Height:
6 Feet 1 Inches
Chest:
38 Inches
Expansion:
4 Inches
Religion:
Presbyterian
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
Courcellette (Battle of the Somme)
Date of Death:
September 13, 1916
Age at Death:
26
Buried at:
Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Plot:
N/A
Commemorated:
Rathwell War Memorial
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Not Specified
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Infantry 29th Battalion

Son of Thomas Chisholm Forbes and Christina Kincaid Forbes of Rathwell, Manitoba.

Brother to Adam Archibald Forbes.