Forrester Rose

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Sir Forrester Rose
Born 1878
Died 3 March 1955
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Rank Vice Admiral
Commands held HMS Laurel
Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station
Battles/wars World War I
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Distinguished Service Order

Vice Admiral Sir (Frank) Forrester Rose KCB DSO (1878 – 3 March 1955) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station.

Naval career[edit]

Rose served in World War I initially as Commander of HMS Laurel taking part in the Battle of Heligoland Bight in August 1914.[1] Promoted to Rear Admiral in 1929,[2] he was appointed Rear Admiral commanding the Destroyer Flotillas in the Mediterranean Fleet in 1931[3] and then became Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station in 1934[4] before being replaced due to illness in 1936.[5]


He initially married Freda Edith Gordon; they had one son.[6] In 1923 he married Dorothy Maud Kay.[6]


Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Martin Dunbar-Nasmith
Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station
Succeeded by
Sir Alexander Ramsay