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John Henry Forrest


Police officer. Entered the army in 1833; lieutenant, 1835; captain, 1839; left the army in 1847. Chief constable of Hampshire, 1856–91.


BMD (Marriage, Death index)

Census returns of England and Wales 1871 (The National Archives: Public Record Office RG10/1209/33/8)

Hampshire Constabulary Historical Society (, accessed 6 July 2015)

Hart’s army list 1833–48

London, England, births and baptisms, 1813–1906 (, accessed 1 July 2015)


BMD: General Register Office, England and Wales civil registration indexes. England & Wales birth index, 1837–1983. England and Wales marriage index, 1837–1983. England and Wales death index, 1837–1983. Online database. Provo, Utah: The Generations Network. 2006.

Hart’s army list: The new annual army list … with an index. Compiled by H. G. Hart. London: John Murray. 1840–1900.