Died: 16 May 1962; Farmston, Callander, Perthshire
Other: Military Cross; Croix de Guerre
Brother of George Forman
ARTHUR NELSON FORMANwas born 01 May 1889 at Hermiston Place, Stirling, to
parents Charles de Neuville Forman, a civil engineer, and Annabella Blyth
Gibson (who were married in Govan, Glasgow on 13 Sep 1880). He died of cancer at his home
at Farmston, Callander, Perthshire on 16 May 1962 (aged
73, married, civil engineer).
He married firstly Charlotte Rush in Edinburgh in
1920, and secondly Esme Frances Augusta Bridges between Oct and Dec 1924 in
Kensington, London. Charlotte died in
1923 – on her death extract her residence is given as Fairlie Lodge.
His grandfather James Richardson
Forman co-founded the Glasgow engineering firm Forman & McCall, which
specialised in railway engineering.
Arthur’s father, Charles de Neuville Forman, who was the engineer on the
West Highland Railway and Glasgow Central Railway, became a partner in the firm
in 1876. The elder Forman died in 1900,
and his son in Switzerland the following year.
The firm continued with various partners until 1949, when it was taken
over by Crouch & Hogg.
He is the nephew of Miss Blanche H. Forman of Fairlie
Lodge, Fairlie, whose address is given on his medal index card.
the 1891 Census, Arthur, aged 1, is at 5 Eglinton Drive, Kelvinside, Glasgow,
in the household of his maternal grandparents James and Christena A Gibson; his
parents Charles and Anna are recorded at the Royal Hotel, Logie, Perthshire.
In the 1901 Census, aged 11, he is a
pupil at Merchiston Castle School, Merchiston, Edinburgh.
In the 1911 Census, aged 21 and an engineering student, he is a visitor in the
household of Alex. M.B. Grahame at Port of Menteith
His medal index card shows first entry into theatre of
war was Salonika on 4 Feb 1916. He was
awarded the French Croix de Guerre in 1916 and the Military Cross in 1918, and
received the British War and Victory medals.