Frederick Forrest

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Frederick Forrest
Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
for Caulfield
In office
9 April 1927 – 20 October 1930
Preceded by New seat
Succeeded by Harold Luxton
Personal details
Born (1877-04-09)9 April 1877
Berlin, Victoria
Died 20 October 1930(1930-10-20) (aged 53)
East Melbourne, Victoria
Resting place Brighton Cemetery
Political party Australian Liberal Party
Military service
Allegiance Australia
Service/branch Australian Army
Years of service 1900–1930
Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Commands 10th Field Artillery Brigade (1926–30)
110th Howitzer Battery (1917)

First World War

Awards Military Cross

Frederick Edward Forrest MC (9 April 1877 – 20 October 1930) was an Australian soldier and politician.

He was born in Berlin, Victoria, to miner Edward James Forrest and Cecelia Hannah Atchison. He worked in Queensland and joined the volunteer defence forces in Victoria before moving to Launceston. On 14 September 1904 he married Bertha Ada Graham, with whom he had three children. During the First World War he served with the 7th Battalion and artillery units, and was wounded at Gallipoli and Passchendaele, winning the Military Cross. After the war he was secretary of the Tasmanian Returned and Services League (RSL) from 1919 to 1921, and from 1921 to 1924 he was the RSL's general secretary. In 1924 he returned to Melbourne, becoming an estate agent, although he remained a lieutenant colonel in the Citizen Military Forces. In 1927 he was elected to the Victorian Legislative Assembly for Caulfield, representing the new Australian Liberal Party. Re-elected as a Liberal in 1929, he died in East Melbourne in 1930.[1]


  1. ^ Parliament of Victoria (2001). "Forrest, Frederick Edward". re-member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 13 January 2016. 
Victorian Legislative Assembly
New seat Member for Caulfield
Succeeded by
Harold Luxton