John Francis Vincent FEATHERSTONE

FEATHERSTONE, John Francis Vincent

Service Number: 3149
Enlisted: 9 October 1916, Melbourne
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 57th Infantry Battalion
Born: Eaglehawk, Victoria, Australia, 1895
Home Town: Eaglehawk, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: State School, Eaglehawk, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Butcher
Died: Killed in Action, Wulverghem, Messines, Belgium, 21 March 1918
Cemetery: La Plus Douve Farm Cemetery, Wallonie, Belgium
Plot III, Row B, Grave 4
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bendigo Great War Roll of Honor, Eaglehawk Uniting Church Honour Board and Memorial Windows
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World War 1 Service

9 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3149, 24th Infantry Battalion, Melbourne
23 Nov 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 59th Infantry Battalion
16 Dec 1916: Involvement Private, 3149, 59th Infantry Battalion
16 Dec 1916: Embarked Private, 3149, 59th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Medic, Melbourne
21 Mar 1918: Involvement Private, 3149, 57th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

John Francis (Frank) Vincent FEATHERSTONE was born in Eaglehawk, Victoria in 1895

His parents were John FEATHERSTONE and Elizabeth Jane VINCENT

He enlisted on 9th October 1916 as a Private in 59th Battalion S/N 3149 - also listed in the 57th Battalion

Unit embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT Medic on 16th December, 1916

He was Killed in Action on 21st March, 1918 in Belgium

Cemetery details - La Plus, Douve Farm Cemetery, Belgium

OBITUARY - Bendigonian  (Bendigo)11th April, 1918


The Rev. J. POLKINGHORNE of Eaglehawk was on saturday assigned the sad task of breaking the news to Mr. & Mrs. J. FEATHERSTONE that their elder son Private Frank FEATHERSTONE had been Killed in Action 21.3.1918

The deceased enlisted in October 1916 and sailed for the front the following December

Prior to enlisting Private Featherstone was employed by Mr. S W Dunstan of Pall Mall, Bendigo but subsequently for about 3 years resided in Cohuna where he made a large circles of friends

General regret was expressed in Cohuna when news was received that he was killed in action

The deceased was 22 years of age and was a fine specimen of young australian manhood

He was in employ of Mr. John Kelly in Cohuna when he enlisted nearly 2 years ago and was given a public send off and presentat90j prior to embarking