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Major Charles Evelyn Forrest 26,67,292

  • Born: 21 August 1876, Grymsdyke, Lacey Green, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire
  • Marriage: Ruth Mary Holmes Court on 20 August 1910 in Church of St. Mary The Virgin, Iffley, Oxfordshire
  • Died: 22 November 1915, Ctesiphon, Mesopotamia aged 39
  • Buried: November 1915, Basra Memorial, Iraq

bullet  General Notes:

Educated Uplands School, Epsom and Uppingham;


Name: C E Forrest
Casualty Type: Wounded
Casualty Date: 29 May 1900
Casualty Place: Elandsfontein
Rank: Lieutenant
Force: South Africa Field Force
Regiment: Oxfordshire Light Infantry
Battalion: 1st Battalion


Initials: C E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Major
Regiment: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Date of Death: 22/11/1915
Awards: DSO
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 26 and 63.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Resides: 1881, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Birth

2. Resides: 1891, Uppingham, Rutland, England. Birth

3. He served in the military on 1 December 1897 in 2nd Lieutenant.

4. Promotion: 25 October 1898, Lieutenant.

5. Resides: 1901, Cowley, Oxfordshire, England. Birth

6. Promotion: 22 February 1903, Captain.

7. Census UK 1911: 1911, Cherry Orchard, Westbury on Trym, Somerset. 10

8. Resided: 1915, The Bungalow, Pegglesworth, Andoversford, Gloucestershire. 13

9. Memorial Service: 5 December 1915, Dowdeswell, Gloucestershire.

10. He had an estate probated on 2 June 1916 in Gloucester. 13


Charles married Ruth Mary Holmes Court, daughter of Edward Alexander Holmes Court and Adelaide Sophie Hamersley, on 20 August 1910 in Church of St. Mary The Virgin, Iffley, Oxfordshire. (Ruth Mary Holmes Court was born on 4 June 1885 in Headington, Oxfordshire and died on 29 August 1960 in Oxford 13.)

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