Lieutenant Colonel Frederick William Dempster Forbes

Ranks Held Captain, Lieutenant Colonel
Birth Date 24 February 1883
Final Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Service Australian Imperial Force
Units
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1917-01-01
Published in London Gazette in 1917-06-01
Published in London Gazette in 1919-07-11
Published in London Gazette in 1919-06-03
Published in London Gazette in 1918-12-31
Published in London Gazette in 1917-01-04
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-06-29
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-06-29
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-10-30
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-09-15
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-05-23
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-10-04

Rolls

  • First World War Embarkation Roll:

    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Captain
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    21st Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    21st Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    21st Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    21st Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    01 January 1917 on page 28 at position 23
    Commonwealth Gazette
    29 June 1917 on page 1389 at position 28
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    20th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    03 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):

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

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

    Unit
    21st Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    04 January 1917 on page 255 at position 90
    Commonwealth Gazette
    29 June 1917 on page 1393 at position 15

Timeline

Date of birth 24 February 1883
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 24 March 1915 Appointed captain with the 21st Battalion.
Date of enlistment 24 March 1915
Date promoted 01 April 1915 Appointed major.
Date of embarkation 08 May 1915
Date of embarkation 10 May 1915
Date promoted 01 August 1916 Appointed lieutenant colonel.
Date of recommendation honour or award 09 August 1916
Date of recommendation honour or award 14 September 1916
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 29 May 1917 Posted to the 6th Training Battalion Rollestone and took command.
Other units 16 July 1917 Commanding Officer at No 2 Group.
Other units 07 November 1917 Commandant 2nd Training Battalion.
Date of recommendation honour or award 14 March 1918
Other units 19 May 1918 Appointed to command the 19th Battalion.
Other units 30 May 1918 Appointed to command the 20th Battalion.
Date of recommendation honour or award 07 September 1918
Other units 1918-09-08 - 1918-09-23 Appointed to command the 5th Australian Infantry Brigade.
Date of recommendation honour or award 24 September 1918
Other units 24 November 1918 Temporary command 5th Australian Infantry Brigade.
Other units 12 January 1919 Rejoined 20th Battalion.
Date of recommendation honour or award 30 January 1919
Other units 17 June 1919 Officer commanding troops HMAT Miltiades.
Date returned to Australia 19 June 1919
Other 12 October 1919 AIF appointment terminated.