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- Biography -
- Charles Thomas Feaver -

Unknown person
Name : Charles Thomas Feaver.

Son of Thomas Feaver and Anne Feaver (née Abbott), of Ventnor.

Born 1883 Ventnor.

Married 1906, Alice Maud Vine. Three children : Marjorie Bessie (born 1906), Stanley Ralph (born 1908), Marion Joan (born 1916).
  Census Information :

1891 : Thomas and Annie Feaver, with their children including Charles aged 7, are at Shute Cottage, Nettlecombe, Whitwell. Thomas Feaver is a Coachman (domestic).

1901 : Thomas and Annie Feaver, with their son Charles aged 17, are at 3, Beaconsfield Road, Ventnor. Thomas Feaver is a Coachman, Charles Feaver is a Printer.

1911 : Charles and Maud Feaver, with their 2 eldest children, are at 18 St Catherine's Street, Ventnor, Charles Feaver is a Compositor.

  Service details :

Pte 31494 Charles Thomas Feaver, Royal Defence Corps, 162nd Provisional Coy.

  Casualty Details :

Died : 19 June 1917 aged 34

Buried at : Healey (St Paul) Churchyard, Yorkshire.

CWGC record ...
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Ventnor War Memorial
Holy Trinity Church, Ventnor, War Memorial
County War Memorial at Carisbrooke Castle (Panel 5)

  Documents :

Charles Thomas FEAVER was born in Ventnor in 1883, the son of Thomas FEAVER and his wife Annie née ABBOTT. In 1901 he was living with his family at 3 Beaconsfield Road, Ventnor when he was a printer, aged 17. In 1906 he married Alice Maud VINE on the Isle of Wight. She was the daughter of Henry VINE and his wife Ann née JUPE. Their first child, Marjorie Bessie FEAVER, was born in 1906. Stanley Ralph FEAVER, their second child, was born in Sep Qtr 1908. In 1911 the family was living in Ventnor. Their youngest child, Marion Joan FEAVER, was born in 1916. He was injured in the explosion of an acetylene lamp in Yorkshire and although he was recovering he died on 19th June 1917 and was buried at St Paul's Churchyard, Healey, Yorkshire.

His nephew, Arthur BURCHETT (Arthur VINE), is also commemorated on Ventnor War Memorial and his wife's brother, Broadley VINE, is listed on the Isle of Wight Old Contemptibles Association Memorial at the Military Vehicle Museum at Newport.


Friday, June 22, 1917

Page 1, column 4

Echoes of the Week

Information was received on Tuesday that Private C.T. Feaver, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Feaver, St. Catherine's Street, was seriously ill in hospital in Yorkshire. His wife immediately left to visit him, but news came on Wednesday that he had passed away. Pte. Feaver was formerly in the National Reserve, and joined up on the outbreak of war. He was a member of the Ventnor Cricket Club and one of the Club's best bowlers. With Jeffery at one end and Feaver at the other some keen cricket could always be depended on. Pte. Feaver was apprenticed to the printing trade with W.J. Knight and remained with the firm till he was called up. Deep sympathy will be extended to the wife and three young children and to his family. A few weeks ago Pte. Feaver met with an accident through the explosion of an acetylene lamp. He came home on leave for a short period and appeared to be recovering. It is understood that he died from the after affects of the accident.

Friday, July 6, 1917

Page 1, column 5

Funeral of a Ventnor Soldier

The funeral of the late Private C. Feaver, of Ventnor, took place with full military honours on June 22nd, at the village church of Healey, Ripon, Yorkshire. It was attended by every man of deceased's company who could be spared from duty. The Vicar of the Parish officiated and was assisted by the Commandant of the Camp. The chief mourners were the widow, Pte. F. Stickland (brother-in-law) and Mrs. Jones. At the close of the service, three volleys were fired over the open grave, Corporal Pope being in charge of the firing party. Among the wreaths was one from the officers, non-commissioned officers and men of the deceased's company. A notice expressing the sympathy of all ranks was posted up in the camp. _ Mrs. Feaver wishes to thank all friends for kind enquiries and letters of sympathy received in her sad bereavement.


Friday, July 13, 1917 Page 2

Ventnor District Council.
The Chairman, before the minutes were read, said: I regret it is my duty, as it has been so often the duty of the Chairman, to ask you again to express your sympathy with those who belong to our town. Lieut. Woodford, son of Dr. Woodford, was reported missing some time ago, and we hoped we might get news of him, but unhappily the information is that he was killed in August last. Pte. Feaver, son of Mr. and Mrs. Feaver, was in hospital in Yorkshire, and he also has passed away. And in this association I must also mention a lady who for several years has done a good deal of public work in this neighbourhood, and who has recently died, namely, Mrs. Hahnemann. I ask the Council to pass a vote of sympathy with the relatives of all these who have passed away since our last meeting.
The vote was carried in silence by the members standing.
(not all the report has been transcribed)


Friday, September 14, 1917 Page 2

Ventnor District Council.
Letters were read from Mrs. Feaver, Mr. P. Jenkins, Mrs. W. Nobbs, and Miss Nellie Newnham, thanking the Council for votes of condolence passed with their relatives at recent meetings.
(not all the report has been transcribed)


Friday, June 21, 1918 Page 2

FEAVER. - In ever loving memory of my dearly beloved husband, Charles Thomas Feaver, who died at Colsterdale Camp, Yorkshire, on the 19th June 1917, aged 33 years. - From his sorrowing wife and children.
One of the brightest, one of the best,
In doing his duty was called to rest.
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research

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Page last updated : 8 June 2013 (added further newspaper report)


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