Gunner Herbert Feather

Gunner Herbert Feather  205158 of  "A" Bty. 177th Bde., Royal Field Artillery.   Died on  9th November 1918.  He is commemorated at the Fretin Communal Cemetery, Nord, France (Grave/Panel Reference number 15)

Extract from the Keighley News 16.11.18  
205158 Gunner Herbert Feather. Royal Horse & Field Art. Son of Mr. & Mrs. Feather of 4 Plum Street, Damems Road, Ingrow. Died from effects of poisonous gas in November. Enlisted February 1917, and went to France a year ago. He had a brother Jack.

More details can be found on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission web site.

 

Private Ernest Feather

Private Ernest Feather 5888  of the 1st/5th Bn., Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regt.) died on Sunday 3 September 1916.  He is commemorated at the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.  Reference No' Pier and Face 6 A and 6 B.

Extract from the Keighley News 14.10.16
5888 Pte. Ernest Arthur Feather. 1/5 Bat. Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regt. News has been received that the above of New Road Side, Ingrow who had been missing for some time, has been killed in action. Some weeks ago news was received he was missing, but a letter from Sgt. F. Jones, KOYLI, clears all doubts that he was killed. Enlisted early part of this year and only in France for a short time. Formerly employed as a wool sorter by J. Haggas & Son, Ingrow.

Further extract from the Keighley News 25.11.16
Service in memory of the above conducted at Ingrow P.C. He was connected with St. Johns School and Church.

More details can be found on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission web site.

 

 

Private William Feather

Private William Feather 1787 of the 1st/6th Bn., Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regt.)  died  on Wednesday 5 July 1916.  He is commemorated at the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.  Reference No' Pier and Face 6 A and 6 B.

Extract from the Keighley News (date unknown).
1787 Pte. William Feather. 1/6th Bat. Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regt. Born Ingrow Yorks, Enlisted Haworth, Yorks. Living Kly. K.I.A. F&F 5.7.16. The above of Ingrow, aged 22 years, K.I.A. Son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Feather, Malt Street, Ingrow. Served in Territorials.

More details can be found on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission web site.

All extracts from the Keighley News are kindly supplied by Mrs. M. Lowndes of Haworth.

Fretin

Fretin is a village 10 kilometres south-south-east of Lille, a large town in the north of France.
From the Hotel de Ville in Fretin, head north on the D145 towards Lesquin. The Communal Cemetery is about 200 metres on the left opposite a cafe. The Commonwealth plot will be found to the right of the entrance towards the middle of the cemetery.

The graves are those of soldiers who died in the 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station at the end of October and early in November, 1918. There are now over 20, 1914-18 and a small number of 1939-45 war casualties commemorated in this site.

Thiepval

The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.