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ForrestW5795PrivateQSA (3).
Source: QSA medal rolls
8th (The King's Royal Irish) Hussars
ForrestW1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
(Princess of Wales's Own) Yorkshire Regiment
ForrestW2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
South Wales Borderers
ForrestWChief EngineerTransport Medal, clasps: South Africa and China. Ship: Palamcotta / Putiala (British India).
Source: Transport Medal roll
Transport ships
ForrestWalter James245TrooperServed in 1st KFS. Joined Johannesburg 5 Dec 00 Discharged 26 Jun 01 completion of service Pretoria
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Kitchener's Fighting Scouts
ForrestWilliam1987Attested: Aug 1903. Source: CMP 13Cape Police
ForrestWilliamMajorFORREST, WILLIAM, Major, was born 30 September 1868, son of Colonel Peter Forrest, of The Hirst, Edinburgh. He was educated at Ayr and Edinburgh University, and was commissioned in the 3rd Battalion Welsh Regiment, as Second Lieutenant (22 June to 19 July 1889), becoming Lieutenant (20 July 1889 to 12 July 1891); Captain (13 July 1891 to 5 June, 1900), and Major (6 June 1900 to 4 February 1910). Major Forrest served in the South African War, 1900-2. He was Commandant, Prieska District, and employed under the Assistant Provost-Marshal, Kimberley District. He took part in operations in Cape Colony 30 November 1900 to February 1902; was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901], received the Queen's Medal with one clasp, the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "William Forrest, Major, 3rd Battalion Welsh Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 2 June 1902; the Warrant sent 4 June 1902. He became Honorary Lieutenant Colonel 4 October 1905. On 11 August 1908 he was gazetted Major and Honorary Lieutenant Colonel in the Special Reserve, and Lieutenant Colonel (5 February 1910 to 2 April 1913), resigning his commission on 2 April 1913. Lieutenant Colonel Forrest was in command of a Territorial Reserve Battalion from January 1916 till April 1917 at Kinmel Park, North Wales. He married, in 1898, the Honourable Marie Spencer Lewis, daughter of the 1st Baron Merthyr, and they had one son, born on 16 Aug 1899.
DSO, QSA (1) CC, KSA (2), 1911 Coronation. Lovell 1978 est £315.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Welsh Regiment
ForrestWilliam2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
(Duke of Albany's Ross-shire Buffs) Seaforth Highl
ForrestWilliam HSource: WO100/285Somerset East TG
ForrestWilliam Hnery43Occupation: Contractor. Address: Somerset East.
Source: Attestation paper in WO126
Town Guard and District Mounted Troops
ForrestWmReverendSource: QSA Medal RollsArmy Chaplain's Department
ForrestalEdwardBearer Source: Nominal roll in WO127Imperial Bearer Corps
ForrestalEdwardBearerServed 10 Dec 99 to 12 Mar 00.
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Natal Volunteer Ambulance Corps
Forrester?LieutenantNatal 1906 (0)
Source: Recipients of the Natal 1906 Medal
Natal Naval Corps
ForresterASource: WO100/284Port Elizabeth TG
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