Pre-World War 1
Plaque No 1:
Lt Anthony A. Forrest
5th W. A. Mounted Contingent
Killed In Action
Transvaal , South Africa
15 May 1901, Aged 16
(Hale School, 1894-1900)
Anthony was a prefect of the School, the bow man in the Hale School crew which won the 1st Head of the River in 1899, one hundred years ago; he was also the wicket keeper in the School 1st XI before joining the 5th Western Australian Mounted Infantry Contingent late in 1900.
KIA (killed in action) Brakpan, Eastern Transvaal, 15 May 1901, only weeks after arriving in South Africa - the same action in which another Western Australian, Frederick Bell, won a Victoria Cross.
Anthony was aged 16 & a half years
Dedicated by Mrs Peg Forrest and her Family.
Placed by the then current School wicketkeeper, Chad Jones & Joint Captain of Boats, Mathew Stroud.