-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 08-Feb-2017

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of

Photo of Engine Room Artificer 4th Class Frederick George Forster, courtesy of his nephew, Richard Forster, April 2016

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
Service Number: P/MX 51255
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: "Freddie", as he was known, was born on 08 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. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 53, Column 2 (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
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)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)