In memory of

Warrant Officer class 2

Robert Lorraine Kitchener Forrester

who died on 22 Nov 1943

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Service details
  Conflict WWII
  Service RCAF
  Unit No. 269 Squadron, Royal Air Force
  Rank Warrant Officer class 2
  Service number R61777
  Date of death 19431122
  Cause of death killed in action
Narrative history
  R61777 Warrant Officer 2 (No. 269 Squadron RAF pilot) Robert Lorraine Kitchener (Lonny) Forrester (b.1915) of Bromhead was KIA 19431122 and is buried at Fossvogur cemetery, Reykjavik, Iceland. Forrester's Hudson went down off Keilesnes Point while on patrol. He was the son of Robert William Forrester, who came from Scotland about 1905, and Louise (Hallick from North Dakota) who homesteaded SE4-3-13-W2 just west of Bromhead. Robert was a long time RM councillor and reeve and also served as Bromhead's mayor. Lonny was educated at Bromhead, at Balfour Tech, Regina, and at the University of Saskatchewan. He was working as a mechanic for his father when he enlisted at Regina in 1940 for groundcrew, but remustered to aircrew two years later.
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  Saskatchewan rural municipality for commemoration 7 - Souris Valley
  Cemetery or memorial location Fossvogur cemetery, Reykjavik, Iceland    

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  Honour roll location(s) Regina
  Geo-memorial Forrester Lake, Saskatchewan     
  Geo-memorial location 55.4667°N / 104.3667°W
  Geo-memorial NTS map reference 73P8
  Geo-memorial details On behalf of the family Doug Chisholm installed a memorial plaque at the lake east of Stanley Mission in 2004.
Personal information
  Date of birth 19150209
  Place of birth Bromhead    (Please click here for map.)
  Date of enlistment 19400715
  Place of enlistment Regina    (Please click here for map.)
  Residence on enlistment Bromhead    (Please click here for map.)
  Occupation mechanic
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