Forrest, Arthur (d. 1770), naval officer and planter; details of his parents and upbringing are unknown. Prior to his joining the Royal Navy he was a petty officer who traded to Cartagena as a mate or master of a merchantman and who volunteered as a pilot. By December 1740 he had passed his lieutenant's examination and was appointed to command the sloop ...
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Simpson, George Walter Gillow (1901–1972), naval officer and sheep farmer, was born on 6 June 1901, the second son of the Revd Robert Henry Bridges Simpson (1862–1935), vicar of Oakwood, Surrey, and his wife, Sophie, née Thomson. He became widely known by his sobriquet, ...