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Featherstone Arthur Leonard


Born 7th June 1916 Sorell Tasmania to Vernon and Alice Kate Featherstone (nee Barnard) he was a prisoner of war and was taken on board the “Tamahoko Maru” which was transporting POW’s to work in the factories in Japan when, close to Japan, she exploded after being torpedoed by the US submarine USS Tang.  Of the 267 Australian POW’s on board only 72 survived.

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FEATHERSTONE.-TX4794 Pte A. L. (Jack) Featherstone, 2/40th Battalion, dearly loved only son of Mr and the late Mrs V. Featherstone, Sorell, and loving brother of Dot (Mrs C. Plummer), Verna (Mrs E. Clark), Mary (Mrs G. Boxall), Erica (Mrs R. Latham), and Gladys (Mrs E. Dorrington), aged 28 years; died whilst prisoner of war on June 24, 1944, result of the torpedoing of a Japanese transport near Nagasaki.    

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