Born 1 April 1894 at Melbourne, Presbyterian. He joined the Education Department in 1908 and attended the Normal School (later Modern School) as preparation for Claremont Teachers College. He enlisted on 17 August 1914. Nok (father deceased 9 August 1909) mother, May Forbes, who resided at Windsor St, Claremont and later with his sister Mary at Melville St, Cottesloe (see Arthur Forbes above). Forbes embarked at Fremantle per A11 Ascanius 2 November 1914 for Gallipoli. He was promoted to corporal in January 1915 and wounded at Gallipoli in May. Promoted to Sergeant in July 1915 and to Lieutenant a year later and sent to France where he was killed near Rouen on 22 July 1916. His service record notes he was buried at Pozieres British Cemetery, Ovillers-la-Boisselle, six kilometres northeast of Albert. Later Australian Roll of Honour details are: 26 Villers Bretonneux-France. Service medals: 1914-1915 Star, BWM and VM. A photo of Sydney Forbes is at page 17 of the history of Edith Cowan University, The Campus That Never Stood Still.