1. Memorial:Tower Hill Memorial London
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.122
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour27A GQS
4. Memorial:Liverpool Masonic Hall War MemorialCol.1. Hope St.

Awards & Titles:


Family :

Son of James Watson Forrest, of 14, Admiral St., Liverpool. Born at Liverpool.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: SS Merton Hall 

Wrecksite EU: Built by Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd., Newcastle in 1889 and owned at the time of her loss by Hall Line, Ltd., Liverpool. She was a defensively-armed British steamer of 4,327 tons. Formerly SS Knight Templar and renamed Merton Hall.

Action : SS Merton Hall, Sinking of 

Wrecksite EU: MERTON HALL CARGO SHIP 1889-1918 - On February 11th, 1918, Merton Hall, on a voyage from New York to La Pallice with a cargo of Steel, was she was torpedoed without warning and sunk by the German submarine U-53 (Hans Rose), 30 miles NxW from Ushant (Ouessant). 57 persons were lost including Master. [HMSO, British Merchant Shipping (Losses) WW1]

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Marlborough No. 1620 E.C.West Lancashire

4th June 1917

25 year old engineer from Liverpool. Advanced no further than that of Entered Apprentice. The contribution register shows "Drowned Feb/18."

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