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Full Name
Ivan Thomas Forsman
Rank Last Held
Lance Corporal
Forename(s)
Ivan Thomas
Surname
Forsman
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
436274
Date of Birth
10 July 1922
Place of Birth
Te Aroha, Waikato, New Zealand
Religion
Roman Catholic
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Glass Cutter
Next of Kin
Mrs Mary Forsman (mother), 15 Elam St, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
15 Elam Street, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand
Age on Enlistment
20
Military District
Auckland
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 10th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit
Infantry Brigade
Embarkation Date
July 1943
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel
Nieuw Amsterdam
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 12
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 64
Campaigns
Italy
Last Unit Served
21Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
Senio River, Italy
Date of Death
7 April 1945
Age at Death
22
Year of Death
1945
Cause of Death
Killed in Action
Cemetery Name
Faenza War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Reference
IV. B. 7.
Obituary
Death notice, New Zealand Herald
Biographical Notes
  • Ivan Forsman was the son of Rangi (54681) and Mary Ruby Forsman.
  • According to his sister, Ivan Forsman put his age up one year so that he could enlist, hence the discrepancy between his age on records.
  • Killed in Action by a sniper.
Description of Image
  • Portrait taken in Italy in 1944 (kindly provided by family)
  • Portrait, Weekly News
Sources Used
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