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H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Victor Forrest

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Date of birth: 6th January 1920
Place of birth: Lower Stratton, Wiltshire, England
Parents: George and Helen Forrest
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer Steward
Service Number: P/LX 2535
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Victor was born on 6th January 1920 in Lower Stratton, Wiltshire to George and Helen Forrest, of Over Wallop, Hampshire. He was 21 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Vic (seated) and his brothers as lads

Letter from the King regarding Vic's death

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)

Victor's name is in Column 1 of Panel 58.

Detail of Victor'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)
Mr John Baker (photo, 2001)
Mr Chris Talbot (photos, February 2004)
Anne Chantler (photo, February 2010)