Featherston War Graves, Featherston, South Wairarapa, Wellington, New Zealand


Latitude: -41.12192559592457, Longitude: 175.31441688537598

The war graves in this cemetery are of service people who died in the great Reinforcement Camp at Featherston, established in January 1916, where a maximum of 4,500 men could be accommodated in huts and 3,000 under canvas. At Featherston the training of the Mounted Rifles, the Artillery and the specialists was carried out, as well as part of the Infantry training. An obelisk has been erected in the Cemetery, commemorating the men who died at the Camp; and a cross of Sacrifice is erected. The large number of deaths during the influenza epidemic in November, 1918, will be noticed. There are 180 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war and 2 of the 1939-1945 war here.
No. of Identified Casualties: 182

Cemetery Photos

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Featherston Cemetery War Graves
Featherston Cemetery War Graves


 Thumb Description Status Location Name (Died/Buried)
Full Name: Sergeant George Wyeth
Rank Last Held: Sergeant
Forename(s): George
Surname: Wyeth
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Temporary Service
Place of Death: New Zealand
Date of Death: 6 September 1941
Age at Death: 31
Year of Death: 1941
Cemetery Name: Featherston Cemetery, Featherston, New Zealand
Grave Reference: Grave 116
Biographical Notes: Sergeant George Wyeth was the son of Herbert John and Annie Wyeth, of Featherston, New Zealand.
Description of Image: Image of gravestone at Featherston Soldiers Cemetery provided by Adele Pentony Graham

    George Wyeth (d. 6 Sep 1941)