Alfred Forfar was born at Lister Road, Fairfield on the 19th April 1894 and was baptised at St.Peter's C.of E. Church on the 23rd July. He was the son of William Wilson Forfar and Emily (nee Trafford) who were married at St.George's C.of E. Church, Everton in 1893.
 
Alfred's father was born at Bowness near Windermere and was a warrant officer and policeman. His mother was a native of Liverpool.
 
Alfred was one of six children but his three sisters all died in childhood. His siblings were; John William Reginald (b 1898), Albert Lawrence (b 1901), Doris Alexandra (1902-1909), Olive (1903-1909) and Ellen Grace (b&d 1907).
 
In 1901 the Forfar family were living at 94 West Derby Road, Liverpool and at 63a Kempston Street in 1911. Alfred's father was not at home at the time of the 1911 census and his mother was described as a household helper in the employ of the West Derby Union. Alfred, aged sixteen, was a railway messenger.
Alfred's service records have survived. They show he was a pre-War territorial, havingjoined the 9th battalion King's Liverpool Regiment on the 19th May 1914. He was living at 9 Letterstone Street, Everton at the time and was working as a clerk with the Cheshire Lines Committee. He was 5ft 8 inches tall. On the 27th October 1914, whilst stationed at Tunbridge Wells, he signed the form agreeing to be posted overseas.
 
A medical history was taken at Tunbridge Wells on the 2nd March 1915 shortly before he was posted overseas on the 12th March. At that time his height was recorded as 5ft 10 inches tall and weighed 128 lbs.
 
He was wounded in action on the 20th June 1916 and was admitted to 1/3 West Lancashire Field Ambulance the following day. He was then transferred to the 37th Casualty Clearing Station where he died of gun shot wounds to his left side at 9.45 pm on the 22nd June.
 
His effects were returned to his mother in August 1916, namely: 1 Identity Disc, 1 Gold Ring, Letters & Postcards, 1 Diary, 1 Cigarette Case, 1 Watch cover, Photos, 2 Xmas Cards, 1 Wrist Watch in Strap, 1 Revolver.
A report on his death appeared in the Liverpool Echo on the 10th August 1916. His photo appeared in the report and is reproduced here with the kind permission of the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo.
 
ONE OF THE KING'S
   Signaller Alfred Forfar, of 9, Letterstone-street, Everton, of the King's Liverpool Regiment, died of wounds in France. In a letter to his mother his captain says he was wounded by a bomb while out repairing telephone wires. He will be greatly missed by his section, for he was always a good worker. Pte. Forfar had served 16 months in France. Previous to the war he was parcels clerk at Liverpool Central Station.

Liverpool Echo 10th August 1916

 
His mother and brothers were living at 135 Bedford Road South after the war. His mother, Emily, died at 161 Vine Street, Liverpool in 1959.
 
Reginald Forfar married Ellen Greenhalgh in 1927 but his wife died just a year later. He married for a second time in 1933 to Jessie V Winchester. He died at Peel Street, Dingle in 1947.
 
Albert Lawrence Forfar became a ship's steward. He married Elizabeth Richardson at St.Paul's C.of E. Church, Toxteth Park in 1924. He and his wife had three children. Albert died at Dudley in the West Midlands in 1983.