-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
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
Frederick George Forster

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Date of birth: 8th January 1919
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class
Service Number: P/MX 51255
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

"Freddie", as he was known, was born on 8th January 1919 in Portsmouth, Hampshire. He is believed to have had one brother (Frank) and they lived in Weymouth for a time. They later returned to Portsmouth after the start of the war.

He attended The Royal Hospital School, Holbrook from January 1930 to December 1934. He entered the Navy and was trained at H.M.S. Fisgard. He was married to Henrietta Gibson Ramage. He received his orders to join Hood whilst at his wedding reception.

He was 22 at the time of his loss.

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None at this time.

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)

Frederick's name is in Column 2 of Panel 53.

Detail of Frederick'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)
Aileen Winkworth (information, 2001)
His nephew, Richard Forster (photo and information, April 2016)
Margaret Hill (information, February 2016)
Monty Callow, Alumni Relations Officer, The Royal Hospital School (information, November 2016)