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Forbes, John Campbell



Regimental number: 475451
Battalion / unit at enlistment: 4th University Co.
U of S affiliation at enlistment: student
Killed, died or wounded: wounded
Birth: 27 Aug 1894, Victoria Line, NS, Canada
College Building memorial: First floor, northeast
Slide number(s): HR-1108, HR-1109
Notes: brother of William

U of S attendance

Entry date College Left - date Left - reason Degree Degree - date Notes
1913 Arts - Presb     B.A. 1920
  Arts 1922 postgrad M.A. 1922

Military service - attestation

Volunteer/drafted: volunteer
Attestation place: Saskatoon
Attestation date: 12 Oct 1915
Present address: Saskatoon, SK
Occupation: student
Religion: Presbyterian
Age: 21 years
Height (inches): 66.50
Chest expansion (inches): 36.00
Amount of expansion (inches): 2.50
Previous military service: active militia
Previous military service (length): 2 wks
Notes: 105th Saskatoon

Military service - assignments

Group Type Location First known date Last known date Reason for end of assignment Notes
PPCLI    France      
4th University Co.           


Rank Date Notes


Wound type Date Notes
  15 Sep 1916
  28 Sep 1918


Father: Forbes, Allan
Father's Address: Victoria Line, NS, Canada (1915, 1918)

Non-military addresses

Address Occupation Earliest date Latest date Source Notes
Saskatoon  student 1913 1916 U of S Calendar
Saskatoon  student 1919 1920 U of S Calendar
Victoria Line  student 1920 1922 U of S Calendar same guy?
Chemistry Dept., McGill U., Montreal    1928   1928 list
1928 list = "List of Students who enlisted during the Great War," U of S Archives. The list was completed after F. Underhill went to the University of Toronto in 1927; probably in conjunction with the Memorial Gates. Some of the addresses may be from an earlier date.


National Archives reference: RG 150 Box 3182 - 18
College Building list #: 114
Roll of Honour list #: 70
Roll of Service (1928) #: 155
Long List #: 156

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