Victor Forster

First Name: 
Victor
Last Name: 
Forster
Date of Birth: 
Wednesday, July 7, 1880
Mother's Name: 
Jane Forster nee Grey
Father's Name: 
John Dann Forster
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, October 15, 1917
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
Light Horse Regiment
Company: 
1st
Service: 
Cavalry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Details: 

Victor Forster (Service No 3718) was born in Sale, Victoria. 

At enlistment Victor was single, 36 years old, worked as a labourer and lived in Wollongong, N.S.W. where he had enlisted.

He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A38 Ulysses with 1st Light Horse Regiment, 34th Reinforcement on 19th December 1917.  The troops arrived in Egypt on 16th January 1918 and Victor joined the 1st Light Horse Regiment in the field on 16th March 1918.

He saw service in Palestine and after many weeks in the Jordan Valley he fell ill with malaria. He was evacuated to hospital for treatment but was repatriated to Australia in February 1919 and discharged medically unfit with debility on 11th August 1919.

Victor died in Sydney in 1930.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, FORSTER V

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