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Frederick William Duncan Forbes

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  • Service number
    2365 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Fred AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Gunner/Military AWMM
    New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 5th Contingent (New Zealand Imperial Bushmen) AWMM
  • War
    South African War, 1899-1902 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frederick William Duncan AWMM
  • Surname
    Forbes AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Fred AWMM
  • Service number
    2365 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Presbyterian, Christian AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Spylew, Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Pre WW1 Miner/Civilian AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 30 Mar 1900 Spylew, Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Mary Anna Scott (sister), Spylew, Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 31 Mar 1900 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    South African War, 1899-1902 AWMM
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    2365 AWMM
  • Military service
    1 New Zealand Battery, Rhodesian Field Force Artillery AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Queen's South Africa Medal (Cape Colony, Rhodesia, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 clasps) AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    Pre WW1 30 March 1900 AWMM
    Thames, Coromandel District, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment
    Pre WW1 22 AWMM

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    Pre WW1 Vessel was Maori AWMM
    Trooper AWMM
    New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 5th Contingent (New Zealand Imperial Bushmen), 11 Company (Auckland Section) AWMM
    New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 5th Contingent (New Zealand Imperial Bushmen) AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 10 Inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      11 stone 12 pounds AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, South Africa AWMM
      Pneumonia AWMM
    • Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
      Pneumonia AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Gunner/Military AWMM
    New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 5th Contingent (New Zealand Imperial Bushmen) AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Father: William Forbes (Writer, Edinburgh)

    Mother: Mary Aitken Scott

    Miner, Pollen Street, Thames

    Gunner W. F. Forbes received a military funeral on 15 July 1901. Dense crowds lined the streets to watch his coffin pass by on a 'B' Battery gun carriage. Returned to New Zealand on "Tagus" (ship) 11 July 1901

    Auckland Museum Boer War Display – photo of “section of the Auckland Fifth Contingent which left by the Mapourika” AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    24 AWMM
  • Date of death
    12 July 1901 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Died of Sickness AWMM
  • Place of death
    Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Death notes
    Hospital, Port Chalmers, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Northern Cemetery, Lovelock Ave, North Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Grave reference
    Section 7, Block 10, Plot 13 AWMM
  • Memorial name
    • Ranfurly Veterans' Home, 539 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • South Africa War Memorial, Victoria Park, Thames, Coromandel, New Zealand AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 13 July 1901, page 5 AWMM

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