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Henry William Forbes

In memory of:

Sergeant Henry William Forbes

April 27, 1915

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)


16th Bn.


1914-15 Star

Additional Information


October 11, 1884
Methlick, Aberdeen, Scotland


September 21, 1914
Valcartier, Quebec

Son of Arthur and Mary A. Forbes, of Gordon, Berwickshire, Scotland. Sergeant Forbes was employed for 5 years as Water Inspector with Canadian Pacific Railway in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Commemorated on Page 14 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

III. A. 57.


Hazebrouck is a town lying about 56 kilometres south-east of Calais and is easily reached from Calais or Boulogne. The HAZEBROUCK COMMUNAL CEMETERY is on the south-western outskirts of the town. From the Grand place in Hazebrouck follow the D.916 Bethune road. Traverse the first set of traffic lights and the HAZEBROUCK COMMUNAL CEMETERY is 200 metres further on the right hand side of the road as indicated by a signpost. The cemetery lies immediately inside the entrance.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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