Now featuring Scots in the Great War Living History Society.
Prvate George 'Doddy' Forbes
After the war the Forbes' left Newtongrange and immigrated to Australia, where they settled in town called Collie, ironically the centre of coal mining in Australia. This is the Federal Hotel where they lived. George or Doddy as he was known was just a lad of 15 when he went to war. The family never returned to Scotland.
In unfading memory of our dear son and brother, Drummer G H Forbes (Doddy), 330126 , 13th Royal Scots, killed by a shell near Arras on the 28th May,1918.