Alfred Forrester

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 23072
  • Rank: Corporal
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 16.08.1917
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Tyne Cot Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: XLVI.H.5.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Cliff Benvie, Forfarshire
  • Address: 253 Blackness Rd, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Ann Coutts Forrester, 184 High St, Lochee

  • Father:

    James Phillip Forrester, 184 High St, Lochee

  • Siblings:

    James & Harry

  • Spouse:

    Kate Kennedy, 36 Buchanan Tce, Dundee

  • Children:

More about Alfred Forrester

The People’s Journal, Saturday, 15th September, 1917, page 8:-
“DUNDEE CASUALTIES Many Brave Soldiers Fall. Pte. Fred Forrester, Scottish Rifles (killed), was the second son of Mr and Mrs Jas. Forrester, 184 High Street, Lochee. He enlisted 18 months ago, and has been nine months in France. Before joining up he was in the employment of Mr R.B. Adamson, tea merchant, Dundee. His widow resides at Blackness Rd. An elder brother, Pte. Jas. Forrester, Black Watch Reservist, who was called up at mobilisation, and went out with the first Expeditionary Force, was killed in the retreat from Mons. A younger brother is Pte. Harry Forrester of the Royal Scots. He enlisted two years ago, and has been 18 months in France. He was wounded on 12th April last, and was home on leave quite recently, rejoining his regiment just the day previous to word being received of his brother’s death. Mr Forrester also has two sons-in-law serving – Driver G. M’Lagan, A.S.C., who joined three years ago, and Pte. Edwin Small Royal Scots (Signalling Section), a master painter in the city.”

Dundee Courier, Friday, 7th. September, 1917.
“Deaths. FORRESTER.- Killed in action, August 16th, 1917, Private Alfred Forrester, Scottish Rifles, beloved husband of Kate Kennedy, 253 Blackness Road, and third son of Mr and Mrs Forrester, 184 High Street, Lochee.”

Alfred was the brother of Pte James Forrester 9275, 1st Battalion, Black Watch, who was killed in action 08.09.1914, and L/Cpl Harry Forrester 27630,11th Battalion, Royal Scots, who was killed in action, 12.10.1917.

Additional information supplied by A. Beattie

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