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Name: Frank Forbes Regimental Number: T4551 Rank: Private Unit: 1st/6th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment British Army Date of Birth: unknown Place of Birth: Argyle,Yarmouth Co., N.S. Place of Enlistment: Bristol, England Date of Death: July 27, 1916 Age at Death: 36 Cemetery: Puchevillers British Cemetery, France (Plot: II. B. 38) Commemorated on Page 570 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on December 11 Listed on the Yarmouth War memorial as “Forbes, Frank L.” Frank Forbes was the son of Joseph Forbes (1840–1924) and Emeline (Morton) Forbes (1852–1909). He served with the Gloucestershire Regiment of the British Army under the name of “John Franklin Dolan”. He died of wounds received in battle on July 27, 1916 while serving with the Gloucestershire Regiment in France during the Somme offensive. He is buried in the Puchevillers British Cemetery, France (Plot: II. B. 38) as “Pvt. J. F. Dolan”. Sources: Commonwealth War Grave Commission Canadian Virtual War Memorial
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