Alexander Forbes was a Justice of the Peace.
Aide-de-Camp to the Prince of Wales during the Somme Battle
Aide-de-Camp to Major General Sir George Richardson (after the war)
Town Major in Ypres.
Alexander's family resided on Palmerston Road, Birkenhead (Source: AWMM Research)
Wounded in action, 21 February 1917 (bayonet wound, left thigh); transferred to England, and admitted to Cambridge research Hospital, 24 February 1917; transferred to Convalescent Hospital, Brighton, 24 April 1917.
Discharged on leave, 26 April 1917, to report to NZ Reserve Group, Sling Camp, 9 May 1917; qualified as instructor in grenades at Southern Command Grenade School, Lyndhurst, 4-16 June 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 12 July 1917, rejoined Bn, in the field, 10 August 1917.
Detached to NZ Wing, 2nd Anzac Reinforcements Camp, 30 September 1917; rejoined Bn from detachment, 12 November 1917.
Promoted Captain, 31 October 1917.
Detached to NZ Division Traffic Control, 12 November 1917.
Transferred to 1st Bn, Auckland Infantry Regiment, 18 February 1918.
Appointed Company Commander, 15 April 1918; relinquished command as Company Commander, 7 October 1918.
Marched in to Sling Camp from France, 3 February 1919.
Commenced return to New Zealand on board HMNZT 'Remuera', 17 March 1919; appointment terminated (discharged), 2 June 1919.
Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal AWMM