-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
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:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)







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





Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 58, Column 1






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









Sources
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)