-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

Updated 09-Mar-2010

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of

Photo of Wireman George M D Forrest, great-nephew, Martin Stewart, 2001
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Wireman
Service Number: P/MX 62483
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: George was born in Newcastle, Northumberland on 19 December 1919. He was the eldest son of Thomas and Margaret Forrest. The family moved to Tranent, Scotland in 1921. They moved once again in1927, 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. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 57, Column 1 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
None at this time.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
George's great-nephew, Martin Stewart (photo, 2001)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)