PFC Thomas J Forbes

PFC Thomas J Forbes

Birth
Ohio, USA
Death 23 Jan 1943 (aged 28)
China
Burial Grafton, Taylor County, West Virginia, USA
Plot SECTION B, SITE 1497
Memorial ID 658732 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Thomas served as a Private First Class, Coast Artillery Corps, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Tuscarawas County, Ohio prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on February 6, 1941, prior to the war, at Fort Hayes, Columbus, Ohio. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.

Thomas became a POW of the Japanese Army during the "Fall Of the Philippines" in 1942.

He "Died While A POW" of the Japanese Army at Hoten Pow Camp, Mukden, Manchuria 42-123 (China) during the war.

He was awarded the Prisoner Of War Medal and the Purple Heart.

He was originally interred in the POW Camp in China and was later repatriated here in October 27, 1947.

Service # 15017303

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett


Inscription

PFC, COAST ARTY CORPS WORLD WAR II


Sponsored by Ancestry

Advertisement

Plan a visit to Thomas Forbes?

Advertisement

Advertisement

  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 658732
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Thomas J Forbes (21 Jan 1915–23 Jan 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 658732, citing Grafton National Cemetery, Grafton, Taylor County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .