World War 1
Search the known records to date of those lost from the wider Alnwick area in World War 1
Generally showing where they are commemorated, when they died and some basic facts about each person. There are gaps, however, so if you can fill in any missing details do please contact us.
Leslie William Forrest
Royal Army Medical Corps
Warkworth (St Lawrence) Cemetery, Northumberland
Enlisted at Guildford, Surrey, on 7 September 1914. Trained at R.A.M.C. Training Centre, Crookham.
Arrived at Sierra Leone, West Africa on 18 April 1915.
Discharged as no longer fit for war service on 20 November 1917 after returning from service in West Africa during which time Forrest suffered from several attacks of Malaria. Issued the Silver War Badge, which was issued in UK & the British Empire to service personnel who had been honourably discharged due to wounds or sickness from military service in World War I - Badge #309714
Died at St. Neots, Cambridgeshire.
Forrest's Short Service Attestation form is available via Ancestry.co.uk together with his pension / service records however there appears to be no CWGC record for him.
Born in 1890, at Warkworth, Northumberland, the eldest son of Dr John Sumers Forrest (b. about 1860, at Carnwath, Lanarkshire, Scotland), by his late wife, Laura (b. about 1864; at Sedgefield, County Durham), of 56, The Butts, Warkworth.
Forrest had two younger brothers, James A. (b. about 1893) & John R. (b. about 1894). His father remarried after the death of his mother
Pre-war occupation: Pharmaceutical Chemist.
Husband of Florence Ida (nÃ©e Long) Forrest. They married on 5 August 1916 at Little Paxton, Huntingdon. Resided at Riversfield, St. Neots.
Alnwick, Memorial Plaque in former premises of the DukeÂ’s School Warkworth Cemetery Warkworth War Memorial, by St. Lawrence's Church