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Funeral for Former Barker MP, the Hon Alexander James Forbes


A funeral service will be held this Saturday for former member of Barker, Alexander James Forbes.

The decorated World War II veteran, politician, husband and great grandfather died on Saturday 10 August.

He was the last surviving minister of the Menzies Government, serving as the Member for Barker between 1958 and 1975.

The funeral will be held for family and friends at 'Charles Berry and Son in Norwood' at 10am on Saturday 17 August, and in lieu of flowers, his family requests a donation may be made to The Salvation Army.