Private Robert Forrest

Private Robert Forrest, 3rd Battalion, Australian Infantry Force. He was killed in action between 22nd and 27th July 1916 during the battle of Pozieres on the Somme aged 25. He was the son of Samuel and Nancy Forrest of Gavinton and is commemorated on the Villers Bretonneux Memorial, France The 3rd Battalion was primarily raised in New South Wales, Australia The photograph shows a recently captured trench on the Somme with the chalk soil of the Region very much evident.

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