#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Forbes Allan


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Forbes Allan. Forbes served in France during the First World War.

Forbes lived in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts when he enlisted with the Army in December 1917. After enlisting, Forbes served with the American Expeditionary Forces under General Pershing.

Forbes spent much of the war fighting in France. During his time in France Forbes sent many letters to his father, recounting his experiences in the trenches, describing the devastation caused by artillery and expressing his desire to return home soon.

Forbs also spent time serving at a hospital center in Bazoilles-sur-Meuse, France under Major Edward H. Schell.

During his service, Forbes earned the rank of corporal and was discharged on July 2, 1919.

More of his story can be found at: https://memory.loc.gov/diglib/vhp/story/loc.natlib.afc2001001.87652/

We honor his service.

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Veterans History Project

This #VeteranOfTheDay profile was created with interviews submitted to the Veterans History Project. The project collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war Veterans so that future generations may hear directly from Veterans and better understand the realities of war. Find out more at http://www.loc.gov/vets/.

Graphic by Joe Misko. Joe is a Graphic Design major with a minor in Business at Central Connecticut State University.


Nicholas Rogers-Dillon

Nicholas Rogers-Dillon is a senior studying Philosophy and Political Science at Brooklyn College. He is originally from Brooklyn, NY, and is currently working as a writing intern at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, hoping to pursue a career in public service.


  1. Robert Bostic    

    We honor the service of Army Veteran Forbes Allan.

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