George James FEATONBY

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FEATONBY, George James

Service Number: 2368
Enlisted: 28 May 1915, Enlisted at Narrogin, WA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 11th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, 1879
Home Town: Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: Bendigo Grammar School, Victoria, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in action, Lone Pine, Gallipoli, 6 August 1915
Cemetery: Shell Green Cemetery
Plot 11, Row I, Grave 2 Chaplain T. G. Robertson officiated Headstone inscription reads: In remembrance of the beloved son of the late T. & of Mrs. Featonby
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

28 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2368, 11th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Narrogin, WA
25 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2368, 11th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
25 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2368, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Karoola, Fremantle
4 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2368, 11th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
6 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2368, 11th Infantry Battalion, The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Theker Featonby and Annie Featonby nee Foreman of 11 Lyall Street, Auburn, Victoria. Brother of Eva Jane Featonby, Annie Bell Featonby and Henry Newark Featonby

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

After Grammar School he attended Queens College he then completed a year at the Melbourne University Arts.

Biography contributed by Robert Wight

A farmer from Bendigo, Vic prior to enlistment, Pte Featonby embarked with the 7th Reinforcements from Fremantle on HMAT Karoola on 25 June 1915, joining his Battalion on Gallipoli on the 4 August 1915.

Two days later, on 6 August 1915 he was killed in action at Lone Pine, Gallipoli aged 36, and was buried in the Shell Green Cemetery, Anzac.

Source: AWM