Percy William FORWOOD


FORWOOD, Percy William

Service Numbers: Not yet discovered
Enlisted: 16 April 1940
Last Rank: Lieutenant Commander
Last Unit: HMAS Parramatta (II)
Born: Woodville, South Australia, 22 January 1906
Home Town: Walkerville, South Australia
Schooling: Woodville High School, Scotch College
Occupation: Professional Naval Officer
Died: Killed In Action, Mediterranean Sea, 27 November 1941, aged 35 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Naval Military and Air Force Club of SA Inc WW2 Honour Roll, Plymouth Naval Memorial to the Missing / Lost at Sea, St Clair Woodville High School Honour Roll
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World War 2 Service

16 Apr 1940: Involvement Lieutenant Commander
16 Apr 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Lieutenant Commander
27 Nov 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, Lieutenant Commander, HMAS Parramatta (II), Siege of Tobruk

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Percy Herbert and Mary Anne Forwood; husband of Rhoda Thusnelda Forwood, of Tepko, South Australia.

Lieut-Commander Percy William Forwood, R.A.N.R., 35, was the only son of Mr. P.H. and the late Mrs. Forwood, of Woodville road, Woodville.  He was born at Woodville and while attending Woodville High School, won a scholarship to continue his studies at Scotch College.  Joining the R.A.N.R. in 192 he became a Lieutenant in 1929.  He is believed to be the first South Australian R.A.N.R. man serving at sea during this war to gain promotion to Lieutenant-Commander.  His promotion was in July.  He joined the Parramatta in May 1940.  Before leaving on active service he lived at Walkerville with his wife and two young children.