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Full Name: Hugh Forbes
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Hugh
Surname: Forbes
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 14911
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Mechanic
Next of Kin: Mrs B.C. Forbes (wife), C/o Central Hotel, Christchurch, New Zealand
Marital Status: Married
Enlistment Address: 43 Leeds Street, Linwood, Christchurch, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit: New Zealand Infantry Brigade
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 3
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 155
Campaigns: Italy
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Italy
Date of Death: 2 June 1942
Age at Death: 32
Year of Death: 1942
Cemetery Name: Bari War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Reference: XI. D. 25.
Biographical Notes: Son of James Forbes and of Mary Forbes (nee McMahon), of Footscray, Victoria, Australia; husband of Brenda Coral Forbes, of Christchurch
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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