Adrian Andrew Forrester

Fleet Surgeon
1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
regimentRoyal Navy
1898 Adrian Forrester entered the Royal Navy as a Surgeon on 8 November. 1900-1901 He served on the battleship HMS Collingwood which was the Coast Guard ship stationed at Bantry, Ireland. 1902-1904 Served on HM Survey Ship Dart which was normally on the Australian station. 1904-1907 Served at the Naval Hospital, Chatham during which time he was promoted to Staff Surgeon on 8 November 1906 1907-1911 Served on HMS Pyramus, a light cruiser in Australia. 1912-1913 Forrester was back in England seemingly as the medical officer attached to one of the London recruiting offices. 1914 Appointed to the battleship HMS Implacable of the Fifth Battle Squadron stationed at the Nore in February and promoted Fleet Surgeon on 8 November.   [caption id="attachment_2522" align="aligncenter" width="300"]HMS Implacable at Spithead, 1909 HMS Implacable at Spithead, 1909[/caption] 1915 Implacable left England for the Dardanelles on 13 March and on 25 April she closely supported the British forces landing at “X” beach. [caption id="attachment_2524" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Plan of landings at Cape Hellas, 25 April 1915 Plan of landings at Cape Hellas, 25 April 1915[/caption]
20 January 1873, Campsie
Death25th April 1915
"Implacable had one casualty that day; Fleet Surgeon Adrian A. Forrester RN who was killed on the quarter deck just before he was about to leave for the beach to attend to wounded"
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MemorialChatham Naval Memorial, 9
M.B.
William Forrester (1836-1891) and Jessie Macfarlane (1844-1911)
Capitalist; Living on private means
Adeline (c1872-), Hilda (c1876-), Irene (c1879-), Elaine (1881-), Olive (c1884-)
Ruby Guesdon , married 1904 at Sydney, NSW. His widow remarried to G H Hayes, RN. 1 daughter Thelma born 1905, Medway, Kent; married Lionel P Skipwith, RN in 1926.  
Larchfield School, Helensburgh; Forrester matriculated at the University of Glasgow in the summer session of 1892 to study Medicine. Over the course of his medical studies, he was awarded three second class certificates (for Practical Botany in Winter session 1893-94; Physics in summer session 1893; and Pathology in summer session 1895); He was given two commendations for Surgery (junior class of summer 1895) and Clinical Surgery (senior division in 1896); and received an 'Honourable Mention' for drawings of class specimens in Practical Pathology in summer session 1895 under Professor Joseph Coats (who is also buried in the Glasgow Necropolis).
Naval surgeon
Glenmiln House, Campsie, Stirlingshire
Glenmiln House, Campsie, Stirlingshire
Not found
HMS Pyramus, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Omega Lair 201
Campsie Parish War Memorial Not on the Scottish National War Memorial
Much of the information on which this profile is based is drawn from various internet sources which are listed below. The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis also wish to make full acknowledgement and thanks for the permitted use of any information or images generously supplied specifically for exhibition, publication or display in connection with The Roll of Honour and accompanying profiles to the University of Glasgow, Ancestry (www.ancestry.co.uk), and Findmypast (www.findmypast.co.uk), Commonwealth War Graves Commission – www.cwgc.org The Long, Long Trail - http://www.1914-1918.net Scotlands People – www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk The Scottish War Memorials Project – www.warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, 1914-1924, volume 1  
Acknowledgements and SourcesMuch of the information on which this profile is based is drawn from various internet sources which are listed below.  The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis also wish to make full acknowledgement and thanks for the permitted use of any information or images generously supplied specifically for exhibition, publication or display in connection with The Roll of Honour and accompanying profiles to the University of Glasgow, Ancestry (www.ancestry.co.uk), and Findmypast (www.findmypast.co.uk), Commonwealth War Graves Commission – www.cwgc.org The Long, Long Trail - http://www.1914-1918.net Scotlands People – www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk The Scottish War Memorials Project – www.warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, 1914-1924, volume 1
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Compiled by Morag Fyfe, Historical and Genealogical Researcher for The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis.

 
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