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Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Ernest William Forrest

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Date of birth: 19th November 1914
Place of birth: Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Parents: Mr and Mrs William Forrest
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Writer
Service Number: P/MX 71781
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Ernest was born on 19th November 1914 in Liverpool, Lancashire to Mr and Mrs William Forrest. The family later lived in Leicester. The main photo shows him as a schoolboy.

Ernest was 26 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Ernest Forrest with family members.

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

Ernest's name is in Column 2 of Panel 57.

Detail of Ernest's name.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)