Tipton Rememebers Corporal 13709 John Harold Forrester(23)

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Tipton Rememebers Corporal 13709 John Harold Forrester(23)

Postby mjay » Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:26 am

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Corporal 13709 Harold Forrester
http://www.tiptonremembers.net/index.ph ... ter-harold

Info from Tipton remembers page

Killed in Action on Tuesday, 4th January 1916, age 28.
Commemorated on Panel 21 of Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

7th Bn., Lincolnshire Regiment. 51st Brigade of 17th Division.

Born: Tipton, Enlisted: Darlaston, Resident: Tipton.

First landed France & Flanders, 11th August 1915.
Medal entitlement: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Soldier's Papers at National Archives did not survive.

Commemorated on the Tipton Library, and St. Mark's memorials.
Commemorated here because he appears on a Tipton memorial.

Link to Commonwealth War Graves Site: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1612771/

Genealogical Data
Birth of John Harold Forrester registered September quarter 1887 in Dudley.

1901 Census
28 Gospel Oak Road, Tipton, Staffs.
John Forrester (44, Boilermaker, born Tipton), his wife Charlotte (40, born Tipton), their children: John (13, Rivetter, born Tipton), Isabella (12, born Tipton), Claude (9, born Tipton), Albert (7, born Tipton), Aileen (1, born Tipton).

1911 Census
55 Toll End Road, Tipton, Staffs.
John Forrester (55, Boilermaker, born Tipton), his wife Charlotte (49, born Tipton), their children: Isabella (22, born Tipton), Claude (19, Steelworker, born Tipton), Aileen (11, School, born Tipton),
also their son Harold (23, Bar Weigher in Forge, born Tipton), his wife Selina (2, born Tipton), and their 2 surviving children of 3: Aileen Alice (3, born Tipton), and Albert Harold (7 months, born Tipton).
Personal Data
None Available.
Action resulting in his death
The 7th Lincolns, as part of 17th Division, had been in the Ypres Salient since September 1915. From November 1915 they had been posted near Railway Wood, just over a mile east of Ypres, alternating between front line and support duties.

From New Year 1916 the 7th Lincolns had been in the front line, and were to be relieved on the night of 4th / 5th January. This had been a quiet period for the 7th Lincolns as there was only one fatality in the first 2 weeks of January, this however was Harold Forrester. Harold has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate in Ypres.
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Re: Tipton Rememebers Corporal 13709 John Harold Forrester(2

Postby mjay » Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:34 am

John Harrold Forrester DOB 1887 Tipton Sandwell reg office DUD/187/420

On army effects documents states Wife Selina
Only marriage I could find
Selina Hill 1907 Staffordshire (6b 1014 )
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Re: Tipton Rememebers Corporal 13709 John Harold Forrester(2

Postby mjay » Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:04 pm

Parents John Forrester & Charlotte Brown
Married 1886 Staffordshire (6c 144)

1891 36 Gospel Oak Rd Tipton
Name John Forrester
Age: 34
Estimated birth year : any 1857
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Charlotte Forrester
Gender: Male
Where born: Tipton, Staffordshire, England
Civil Parish: Tipton
Ecclesiastical parish: St Mark
County/Island: Staffordshire
Country: England

Registration district: Dudley
ED, institution, or vessel: 22
Piece: 2286
Folio: 4
Page Number: 5
Household Members:
Name Age
Johm Forrester 34
Charlotte Forrester 29
John Forrester 3
Bella Forrester 2
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Re: Tipton Rememebers Corporal 13709 John Harold Forrester(2

Postby Northern Lass » Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:15 am

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