-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the Sinking of Hood, 24th May 1941

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
George McFarlane Duncan Forrest

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Date of birth: 19th December 1919
Place of birth: Newcastle, Northumberland, England
Parents: Thomas and Margaret Forrest
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Wireman
Service Number: P/MX 62483
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

George was born in Newcastle, Northumberland on 19th December 1919. He was the eldest son of Thomas and Margaret Forrest. The family moved to Tranent, Scotland in 1921. They moved once again in 1927, this time to Bonnyrigg, Midlothian. He attended school in Bonnyrigg and was a very capable sportsman.

George studied electrical engineering at Herriot Watt College in Edinburgh (along with his close friend and shipmate Charles Floyd who also died in Hood). George (and Charlie) joined the Navy after the outbreak of war and were stationed in several locations before joining Hood. He was 21 years old at the time of his loss.




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


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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England


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Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
George's great-nephew, Martin Stewart (photo, 2001)