FORREST, John

Previous service 10th Light Horse Regmt. Fourteen Japanese bombers carried out a bombing raid on the RAAF airfield at Darwin and the Anti-aircraft Gun Station at Bagot. Sgt John Forrest was one of the eleven casualties.

Last Name
FORREST
Given Names
John
Service Number
406754
Date of Birth
09/07/1920
Birth Location
Picton Junction W.A
Enlistment Date
31/03/1941
Enlistment Location
Perth
1Wags Start Date
01/05/1941
Course Details
WAGS Course 13
Intake Date
01/05/1941
Finish Date
17/11/1941
To
2 BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
16/03/1942 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
13 SQN
Rank
Sergeant
Operations
Killed enemy action Darwin Australia
Date of Death
16/03/1942
Age
21
Cemetery / Memorial
Adelaide River War Cemetery Northern Territory Memorial
Medals
Air Gunners badge 1939-45 Pacific Star War medal
Notes

Previous service 10th Light Horse Regmt. Fourteen Japanese bombers carried out a bombing raid on the RAAF airfield at Darwin and the Anti-aircraft Gun Station at Bagot. Sgt John Forrest was one of the eleven casualties.

Posting on Death
13 Squadron
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - FORREST John - Service Number 406754

Acknowledgements

National Archives of AustraliaUBC Web DesignCity of BallaratDepartment of Veterans+39 AffairsAustralian War MemorialRSL Virtual War Memorial