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Frank Forbes Force: British Army Regiment: British Infantry Unit: 1st/6th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment Regimental Number: 4551 Rank: Private Place of Birth: Argyle,Yarmouth Co., N.S. Frank Forbes was the son of Joseph and Emeline Forbes, of Salem, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia. Born at Argyle, Yarmouth Co. He served with the Gloucestershire Reigiment under the name of John Franklin Dolon. Date of Death: July 27, 1916 Age at Death: 36 Cemetery: Puchevillers British Cemetery, France (Plot: II. B. 38) Puchevillers British Cemetery In June 1916, just before the opening of the Battles of the Somme, the 3rd and 44th Casualty Clearing Stations came to Puchevillers. Plots I to V, and almost the whole of Plot VI were made by those hospitals before the end of March 1917. For the next two months the 2nd/1st South Midland Casualty Clearing Station used the cemetery. Plot VII conins for the most part the graves of men who died in the German advance in 1918, many of whom were buried by the 49th Clearing Station in March 1918, or by the 48th Labour Group in August. Puchevillers British Cemetery contains 1,763 First World War burials. 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 Sources: Commonwealth War Grave Commission Commonwealth War Grave Commission (Cemetery Information) Canadian Great War Project Veterans Affairs Canada Additional Information: “A Monument Speaks” A Thurston; 1989 (p 172)
Private Frank Forbes
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