Capt. Charles John Forbes, Scottish Rifles

1888 Jun 4. Born Abercorn, Linlithgowshire. Son of Charles Forbes , The birth in the ADRIC register is exactly the same as this birth cert. There is no doubt that this is the man who joined the ADRIC

1891 census His father is a Gardener at Abercorn, West Lothian

1901 census His father is a Gardener & Overseer at Barnyards Binns, Abercorn, West Lothian

1913 Oct 14. Leaves UK for Singapore.

1914 Dec 14. Arrives in UK from Penang. He was a Shipping Agent

1915 Feb 4. The undermentioned to be temporary Second Lieutenants. Charles John Forbes.

1915 Nov 23 Landed in France

1917 Jan 11. Railway Trans. Officer.—(Graded for purposes of pay as a Staff Lt., 2nd Cl.)—Temp. 2nd Lt. C. J. Forbes, Sco. Rif., to be transfd. to Gen. List, and to be temp. Lt. whilst so empld.

1918 May 1. The undermentioned to be temp. Capts.: — Temp. Lt. C. J. Forbes.

1918 Sep 1. Railway Traffic Officer. (CL GG.). — Temp. Lt. C. J. Forbes, Gen. List.

1920 Feb 13. CL GG.—Temp. Capt. C. J. Forbes, Gen. List.

1920 Feb 14. The undermentioned relinquish their commns. on completion of service: — Temp. Capt. C. J. Forbes and retains the rank of Capt

1920 Aug 6. Leaves UK for Gibraltar

1920 Arrives in UK from Gibraltar . He is a "merchant" last countries lives in France & Scotland.

1921 Nov 29 Joined ADRIC with service no 2200. Posted to J Coy

1922 Jan 23. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1923 Apr. Arrives in Canada (same address as MIC)

Refused entrance to live in USA. "quota exhausted". He claimed to have lived in USA for 7 years from 1906 to 1913. And that he last left USA in Oct 1921.

1923 Feb 5. Applied for medals from address on MIC

1933 Apr 20 Leaves London for Dar-es-Salaam. He is a Clerk from Blackness

1936 Oct 1. Leaves london for Dar-es-Salaam. He is a storekeeper from Ellsridge, Blackness

1938 Mar 12. Died at Dar-es-Salaam



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