Claire Forbes - Father and husband's war service

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1 min 26 sec
Date made
Department of Veterans' Affairs


Well the First World War my father enlisted in 1916. He and my mother married shortly before he enlisted so all of our family were born after his return.

I have no knowledge of that because I wasn't born until 1928 but when my father came home both he and my husband served together on the Western Front.

Both were signallers and my father found that my husband was missing in one of the battles of September of 1918 and he went looking for him and found him badly injured and managed to carry him to a clearing station and there he was taken and received help and admitted to St. George's Hospital in Stamford England and after a few months he was sent back to Adelaide and discharged.

When my father returned home, he continued in active service until the end of the war, the First World War.

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