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Donald Louis Forrest (1893–1915)

Donald Forrest (a nephew of Sir. John and Lady Forrest) was another old boy who laid down his life for his country. He had the misfortune to fall a victim to pneumonia before he reached the trenches. He was one of the best runners we ever had; he kept goal for us in the first eighteen at football; he was a champion swimmer of the public schools and was a universal favourite.

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'Forrest, Donald Louis (1893–1915)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 17 June 2024.

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27 November, 1893
Claremont, Perth, Western Australia, Australia


1 July, 1915 (aged 21)
Ismailia, Egypt

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