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ForrestC ELieutenantWounded. Elandsfontein, 29 May 1900
1st Battalion.
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
Oxfordshire Light Infantry
ForrestC L140SergeantQSA (4)
Source: Provisional list of Wepener recipients
Brabant's Horse
ForrestCharlesSource: Attestation paper in WO126Brabant's Horse
ForrestCharles EvelynLieutenantFORREST, CHARLES EVELYN, Lieutenant, was born 21 August 1876, son of John Forrest, of Grymsdyke, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire. He joined the Oxfordshire Light Infantry, from the Militia, 1 December 1897; was promoted Lieutenant 25 October 1898. Lieutenant Forrest served in the South African War, 1899 to 1902, employed with the Mounted Infantry, taking part in operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including actions at Vet River (5 and 6 May) and Zand River; operations in the Transvaal in May and June, 1900, including action near Johannesburg; operations in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, 1900; operations in the Transvaal, May to July 1901, and October 1901 to 31 May 1902; operations in Orange River Colony, July to October 1901. For his services he was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; had the Queen's Medal with three clasps and the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Charles Evelyn Forrest, Lieutenant, Oxfordshire Light Infantry. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 29 October 1901. He received his Captaincy in the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry 22 February 1903, and was from October 1910 to July 1911, a Territorial Adjutant. He was killed in action at Ctesiphon, Mesopotamia, in the evening of 22 November 1915, aged 39. Major Forrest married, in 1910, Ruth Mary, daughter of Lieutenant Colonel the Honourable Edward Holmes a Court, son of the 2nd Lord Heytesbury.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Oxfordshire Light Infantry
ForrestCL140Sergeant2nd Brabant's Horse
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Brabant's Horse
ForrestColin Laurence28Occupation: Messenger. Next of kin: Wife. Address: Forfarshire Scotland.
Source: Attestation paper in WO126
Town Guard and District Mounted Troops
ForrestCorneliusPrisoner number: 28841
Captured: Rhenosterspruit 08 Feb 1902
Sent to: Unknown
Age: 28
Address: Pretoria
Source: Anglo Boer War Museum 2016
Boer Forces
ForrestCunningham Campbell196PrivateSource: OZ-Boer databaseWest Australia, 5th Mounted Infantry Contingent
ForrestD1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Gordon Highlanders
ForrestE5th Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Manchester Regiment
ForrestE1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
King's Own Scottish Borderers
ForrestF1023PrivateQSA (2)
Source: List of QSAs with the clasp Talana from the Talana book
King's Royal Rifle Corps
ForrestF1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
King's Royal Rifle Corps
ForrestF1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
King's Royal Rifle Corps
ForrestFrancis John34994SergeantSource: QSA Medal Rolls112th Company, 11th Btn, IY
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