Captain Frederick William Dempster Forbes

Birth Date 24 February 1883
Final Rank Captain
Units
Commonwealth of Australia Gazette 15 September 1919 on page 1370 at position 19
London Gazette 3 June 1919 on page 6793 at position 6


Collection items

Rolls

  • First World War Embarkation Roll

    Rank
    Captain
    Place of Embarkation
    Melbourne
    Embarkation Ship
    HMAT Ulysses A38
    Date of Embarkation
    10 May 1915
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918

Honours & Awards

  • Honours and Awards:

    Award/Honour
    Distinguished Service Order
    Classification
    British/Australian gallantry awards
    Unit
    21st Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    1 January 1917 on page 28 at position 23
    Commonwealth Gazette
    29 June 1917 on page 1389 at position 28
  • Honours and Awards:

    Award/Honour
    Mention in despatches
    Classification
    British/Australian gallantry awards
    Unit
    21st Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    1 June 1917 on page 5422 at position 6
    Commonwealth Gazette
    4 October 1917 on page 2624 at position 18
  • Honours and Awards:

    Award/Honour
    Mention in despatches
    Classification
    British/Australian gallantry awards
    Unit
    21st Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    4 January 1917 on page 255 at position 90
    Commonwealth Gazette
    29 June 1917 on page 1393 at position 15
  • Honours and Awards:

    Award/Honour
    Mention in despatches
    Classification
    British/Australian gallantry awards
    Unit
    20th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    31 December 1918 on page 15227 at position 51
    Commonwealth Gazette
    23 May 1919 on page 880 at position 77
  • Honours and Awards:

    Award/Honour
    Mention in despatches
    Classification
    British/Australian gallantry awards
    Unit
    20th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    11 July 1919 on page 8830 at position 95
    Commonwealth Gazette
    30 October 1919 on page 1657 at position 76
  • Honours and Awards:

    Award/Honour
    Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
    Classification
    Order of St Michael and St George
    Unit
    20th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    3 June 1919 on page 6793 at position 6
    Commonwealth Gazette
    15 September 1919 on page 1370 at position 19
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    20th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Award/Honour
    Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
    Classification
    Order of St Michael and St George
    Date of Recommendation
    30 January 1919
    Unit
    20th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Award/Honour
    Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
    Classification
    Order of St Michael and St George
    Date of Recommendation
    30 January 1919
    Unit
    20th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Award/Honour
    Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
    Classification
    Order of St Michael and St George
    Date of Recommendation
    30 January 1919
    Unit
    20th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Award/Honour
    Distinguished Service Order
    Classification
    British/Australian gallantry awards
    Date of Recommendation
    09 August 1916
    Unit
    21st Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Award/Honour
    Mention in despatches
    Classification
    British/Australian gallantry awards
    Date of Recommendation
    24 September 1918
    Unit
    20th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Award/Honour
    Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
    Classification
    Order of St Michael and St George
    Date of Recommendation
    14 March 1918
    Unit
    21st Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Award/Honour
    Distinguished Service Order
    Classification
    British/Australian gallantry awards
    Date of Recommendation
    14 September 1916
    Unit
    21st Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Award/Honour
    Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
    Classification
    Order of St Michael and St George
    Date of Recommendation
    24 May 2017
    Unit
    21st Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel

Timeline

Date of birth 1883-02-24
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 1915-03-24 Appointed captain with the 21st Battalion.
Date promoted 1915-04-01 Appointed major.
Date of embarkation 1915-05-08
Date of embarkation 1915-05-10
Date promoted 1916-08-01 Appointed lieutenant colonel.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1916-08-09
Date of recommendation honour or award 1916-09-14
Other units 1916-12-24 - 1917-01-31 Detached to 6th Brigade.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917
Other units 1917-02-19 - 1917-03-06 Temporary command of the 6th Australian Infantry Brigade.
Other units 1917-05-29 Posted to the 6th Training Battalion Rollestone and took command.
Other units 1917-07-16 Commanding Officer at No 2 Group.
Other units 1917-11-07 Commandant 2nd Training Battalion.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-03-14
Other units 1918-05-19 Appointed to command the 19th Battalion.
Other units 1918-05-30 Appointed to command the 20th Battalion.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-09-07
Other units 1918-09-08 - 1918-09-23 Appointed to command the 5th Australian Infantry Brigade.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-09-24
Other units 1918-11-24 Temporary command 5th Australian Infantry Brigade.
Other units 1919-01-12 Rejoined 20th Battalion.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1919-01-30
Other units 1919-06-17 Officer commanding troops HMAT Miltiades.
Other 1919-10-12 AIF appointment terminated.

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