Brigadier Alexander Forbes

Place Oceania: Australia, South Australia
Accession Number ART24462
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 48 x 31.2 cm; image: 40.2 x 31.2 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description pencil on paper
Maker Goodchild, John
Place made Australia: South Australia, Adelaide
Date made 1946
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Period 1940-1949
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Brigadier Alexander Moore Forbes, MVO, MC, was one of the first cadets at Duntroon Military College. He was the first Sergeant - Major and recipient of the first Sword of Honour. Served in the First World War 1914-1918. Brigadier Forbes organised the ceremony of unveiling the Australian War Memorial at Villers Bretonneux by HM King George VI, 1938, for which he was invested with Membership of the Royal Victorian Order.