|born on||28 December 1826 at 19:30 (= 7:30 PM )|
|Place||Boulogne sur Mer, France, 50n43, 1e37|
|Timezone||LMT m1e37 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||06°37' 04°52 Asc. 16°58'|
Australian artist. His parents were Thomas Arthur Forrest, equerry to Queen Victoria, and his wife Mary Lowther. He lived in Berkshire, Jamaica and Germany, before obtaining a commission in the Honourable Artillery Company and later the 31st Royal Monmouth Light Infantry. He married in 1858 and moved to Brazil in 1875 before migrating to Tasmania. He held a number of municipal appointments in Sorell, including Superintendent of Police, before moving to Wellington Hamlets, near Hobart in 1881, devoting himself fully to art. Forrest painted both marine scenes and landscapes. In 1899, his pictures of Mount Wellington and Hobart were included in the first set of pictorial stamps produced in Australia. He died 20 January 1925, Melton Mowbray, England.
Sy Scholfield quotes birth certificate (Pas de Calais online archives, birth certificate No. 824, 30/12/1826: "avant hier a sept heures et demie du soir" ). Translation: [born] the day before yesterday at half past seven in the evening.
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Died age 98)
- Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Marine scene and landscape painter)
- Vocation : Law : Police (Superintendent of Police)
- Vocation : Military : Military service (Light Infantryman)