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Frederick William Duncan Forbes

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Roll of Honour, Ranfurly Veterans' Home, detail, 1st - 7th Contingents, (photo J. Halpin September 2011) - No known copyright restrictions

Roll of Honour, Ranfurly Veterans' Home, detail, 1st - 7th Contingents, (photo J. Halpin September 2 …

Identity

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

Civilian life

About birth

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

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    South Africa 30 March 1900 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    Miner/Civilian AWMM
    ThamesCoromandel District AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • 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

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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  • Death
    • 12 July 1901 AWMM
      Age 24 AWMM
      DunedinOtago AWMM
    • 12 July 1901 Allan Steel Cemetery Project
      Age 24 AWMM
    • 12 July 1901 Noel Smith Research Project
      Age 24 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    • Northern Cemetery, Lovelock Ave, North Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM Section 7, Block 10, Plot 13 AWMM
    • Northern Cemetery, Dunedin City Council AWMM Block 10, Plot 13 AWMM
    • Port Charlmers North Cemetery AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 13 July 1901, page 5 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • 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
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, South African War Memorial 1899 - 1902 AWMM
    • Albert Park NZ Battery Royal Artillery South African War Memorial Auckland New Zealand AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Stowers, R. (2002). Rough Riders at War: history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer war 1899-1902 and information on all members of the ten New Zealand contingents. Author: Hamilton, N.Z. AWMM
    • Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives of New Zealand. AWMM
      Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives. 1900. H.6. Nominal Roll AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (1992). Kiwi versus Boer : the First New Zealand Mounted Rifles in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (2002). Rough Riders at War: history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer war 1899-1902 and information on all members of the ten New Zealand contingents. Author: Hamilton, N.Z. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 13 July 1901, page 5 AWMM
    • This record as partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM

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