Sunday 1 March 2009

Major Duncan Stuart Forbes

Born on 23 April 1889 in Toronto, Ontario - next of kin listed as J. Colin Forbes, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as student architecture, single, currently a member of the McGill Canadian Officers' Training Corps, no previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 6.3 inches, chest of 38 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, brown eyes, black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 19 February 1915 (number 410905) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 17 July 1915 - wounded on 3 June 1916 - wounded on 9 April 1917 - seconded to the 7th Brigade Machine Gun Company [when?] - served as an instructor with the Canadian Machine Gun School from 12 February to 20 June 1918 - served as the chief instruction with the Canadian Machine Gun School from 21 June to 14 December 1918.

Awarded the Military Cross.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just picked up Maj. Forbes compass and sextant. Both inscribed to him. The compass is easily twice the size of the normal compass from the era.