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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
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Warsop
William Henry Featherston was born in 1886 at Warsop and was the son of Frank a boot maker and Jane Featherston née Wilkinson of Appleton Cottage, Warsop. His father Frank was born in 1859 at Warsop, his mother Jane Wilkinson was born in 1856 also at Warsop, they were married in 1881 their marriage was recorded in the Mansfield registration district, they went on to have 5 children, sadly 2 died in infancy or early childhood, their children were Frank Evelyn b1884, Arthur b1885, William Henry b 1886, Edith Ann b1888 and Reginald b1895 all were born at Warsop. In the 1911 census the family are living at 6 Burns Lane, Warsop and are shown as Frank 51 yrs a boot maker, he is living with his wife Jane 55 yrs and their children, William Henry 24 yrs worked as an assistant in his father's bootmaker's business and Edith Ann 22 yrs no occupation listed.
Bootmaker. Member of Warsop Conservative Club.
20 Jul 1917
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Private
7/8th Bn King's Own Scottish Borderers
Private William Henry Featherston enlisted at Mansfield whilst residing at Warsop, he initially served with the North Staffordshire Regiment. He died of wounds on 20th July 1917 whilst serving with the King's On Scottish Borderers and is buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    William Henry Featherston - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle