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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:39 pm    Post subject: Forbes Brothers, Oban Reply with quote

Forbes Brothers Memorial
Pennyfuir Cemetery, Oban
OS Ref: NM 871 321

I'd originally posted this on the Scottish War Graves Project as a grave but since both boys have no known grave and I don't think their parents David Douglas Forbes or Jeanie Menzies Forbes are buried here then this is probably a memorial. It's worth posting here again anyway for the very good carving of a Lee Enfield No.1 Mk III



FORBES, ROBERT
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 12th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Service No: 14842
Additional information: Son of David Douglas Forbes, of "Glenara", Oban, Argyll.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 10 to 13.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL

FORBES, DAVID MENZIES
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 9th (Glasgow Hds.) Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 14/04/1918
Service No: 350698
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. David Douglas Forbes, of "Glenara", Oban, Argyllshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 9.
Memorial: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL





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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd clas this as more for the War Graves Project since it's in a cemetery. I believe that wad the criteria we agreed.

Ah, what the heck, I'll allow it here as well. Just don't do it again... Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suppose I'm pushing it here but I was so impressed with the rifle I thought it a shame to have it in the middle of all the graves on the SWGP forum where it could be easily overlooked.

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