Harry Forrester

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: November 1915
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 27630
  • Rank: Lance Corporal
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
  • Unit/Ship: 11th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 21
  • Date of Death: 12.10.1917
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 11 to 14 & 162

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 184 High Street, Lochee.
  • Occupation: Clerk, Don & Duncan, Kings Cross Works, Lochee, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Ann Coutts Forrester, 184 High St, Lochee

  • Father:

    James Phillip Forrester, 184 High St, Lochee

  • Siblings:

    Alfred & James

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Harry Forrester

Harry has no known grave but is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial. He was the brother of Cpl Alfred Forrester 23072, 2nd Battalion, Cameronians, who was killed in action 16.08.1917 and Pte James Forrester 9275, 1st Battalion, Black Watch, who was killed in action 08.09.1914.

Harry Forrester   27630   Royal Scots



Mr and Mrs James Forrester, 184 High Street, Lochee, have received intimation that their son, Lance-Corporal Harry Forrester has been killed.

He enlisted in November, 1915, and had been nine months in France.  He was wounded on 12th April last, and only returned to France a short time ago.  He was 21 years of age, and a clerk in the employment of Messrs Don & Duncan, King’s Cross Works, Lochee.

This is the third son Mr and Mrs Forrester have lost in the war.  One Private James Forrester, Black Watch, was at the retreat from Mons.  He was a reservist and had six years’ service in India to his credit.  Lance-Corporal Alfred Forrester, Scottish Rifles, had been nine months in France, and was killed on 6th September last.

Much sympathy is felt for Mr and Mrs Forrester in their great bereavement.

Dundee Courier 8th November 1917

Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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