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17786   Private Cecil Forbes
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Dated added: 20/01/2022   Last updated: 22/01/2022
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 108th Company, Machine Gun Corps (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 14/11/1885
Died: 08/12/1920 (Died of Illness)
Age: 35
Cecil Forbes was the son of John and Anna Bella Forbes. He was born on 14th November 1885 in Omagh. He was one of at least seven children. By 1911, he was living in Belfast, working as a railway clerk. Private Cecil Forbes served with the Machine Gun Corps from the 23rd November 1914 until the 16th October 1918. He contracted tuberculosis and was medically discharged due to sickness. Cecil Forbes died at home in the Dungannon and Ballymagran area on 8th December 1920, aged 35 years old.
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1 Caledon Church Of Ireland - WWI Roll of Honour Caledon
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1 1901 Census lists Forbes family Lists Cecil as age 15 living with the family at house 7 in Main Street, Caledon, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Cecil Forbes Lists Cecil as age 25, a boarder at house 2 in Wellwood Street, St George's, Antrim
3 1911 Census lists Forbes family Does not list Cecil as living with the family at house 6 in Main Street, Caledon, Tyrone
4 Henry Forbes (1871-1943) Great details of Cecil's brother, Henry. Records Cecil as having died of tuberculosis
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 Wikitree - Geneology Details of family and Cecil's death date
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