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Edward Morgan Forster

E M Forster

Forster was a British novelist, essayist and social and literary critic. Among his most notable works is ‘A Passage to India’ (1924), which is based on his experience in the country.

A pacifist, Forster thought he would be deemed medically unfit for conscription to the British army in the First World War. To his consternation, he was declared fit.

He managed to avoid signing up to the military and got a job as a Red Cross ‘searcher’ in Alexandria, Egypt, in October 1915.

It was his job to interview the wounded in hospitals for information about fellow soldiers reported missing. He died in 1970, aged 91.

Forename:
Edward Morgan
Surname:
Forster
Address:
Harnham, Monument Green, Weybridge
County:
Surrey
Age when engaged:
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Character:
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Service from:
11/1915
Service to:
01/1919
Hospital:
N/A
Previous engagement:
Nil
Rank at engagement:
Searcher
Date of engagement:
21/11/1915
Pay at engagement:
Vol
Rank at termination:
Searcher-in-Chief. Egypt
Date of termination:
19/01/1919
Pay at termination:
Vol
Particulars of duties:
N/A
Whole or part time:
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Additional information:
N/A
Department:
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Commission:
Egypt
Certificate no:
7002
Honours awarded:
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