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Memorials & Monuments
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- Fetherstonhaugh Brothers -

  Name : Fetherstonhaugh Brothers

Richard Collingwood Fetherstonhaugh and George Rupert Alexander Fetherstonhaugh.

Sons of Maj. Gen. Richard Steele Rupert Fetherstonhaugh, and Florence Fetherstonhaugh (née Dickson), of Gwydyr House, Ryde, Isle of Wight.

R C Fetherstonhaugh was born 1893 in Ryde. G R A Fetherstonhaugh was born 1894
  Census information :

1901 : Florence Fetherstonhaugh, with her children including Richard and George, are at Gwydyr House, Ryde, Isle of Wight.

1911 : Maj Gen and Mrs Fetherstonhaugh are at Gwydyr House, Ryde, Isle of Wight.
George Fetherstonhaugh, aged 16, is at Repton School, Derbyshire.

  Service Details :

Lt Richard Collingwood Fetherstonhaugh, 2nd Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps

Commissioned 1912.

2/Lt George Rupert Alexander Fetherstonhaugh, 4th Bn Royal Fusiliers

Ryde Cemetery : R C Fetherstonhaugh Casualty Details : Richard Collingwood Fetherstonhaugh

Died : 14 May 1915, aged 22

Buried at Ryde Cemetery, Isle of Wight

CWGC Record

Casualty Details : George Rupert Alexander Fetherstonhaugh

Died : Between 25 and 27 October 1914, aged 19

Commemorated at : Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France

CWGC Record

  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Both brothers are commemorated, with variations in the spelling of their surname (Fetherstonhaugh / Fetherstonehaugh / Featherstonehaugh)

Ryde Borough War Memorial
All Saints Church, Ryde, War Memorial
All Saints Church, Ryde, War Memorial Chapel
County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle
  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :


Friday, May 21, 1915 Page 5

The sincere sympathy felt for Major-General and Mrs. Fetherstonhaugh, of Gwydyr House, Ryde, in the loss sustained by them by the death of one of their soldier sons (*) was emphasized by the respect shown at the funeral of the gallant young officer, which took place on Tuesday afternoon. The deceased Lieut. Richard Collingwood Fetherstonhaugh, who was 22 years of age, belonged to the 60th Rifles, the regiment to which his gallant father was so long connected with great distinction, and was wounded at La Bassee. He was removed to the military hospital at Boulogne, where he succumbed to his injuries. He was visited by his parents before the end came.

The body was subsequently removed from France for conveyance to Ryde, where it arrived on Monday evening, and was taken to All Saints' parish church. The oak coffin, with silver plated furniture, was covered with the Union Jack, and enshrouded with beautiful floral tributes. The first part of the service was held at All Saints' and there was a large congregation present including the band of the 60th Rifles, from the depot at Winchester.

(*) At the time of this report, George Fetherstonhaugh was officially "Missing in action" and his death was not confirmed until later in the War.

The Administration of George Fetherstonhaugh's estate was granted to his father on 23 April 1917. His effects were valued at £267 0s 3d.
The Administration of Richard Fetherstonhaugh's estate (with Will) was granted to his father on 15 November 1917. His effects were valued at £300 16s 8d.
  Links :

Ryde Social Heritage Group record ... includes obituary and funeral details

Repton School (Wikipedia)
  Acknowledgments :

Thanks to Janet Griffin for newspaper and additional research
  Page status :
Page last updated : 26 August 2011


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