Cadet Alfred Hardinge Fetherstonhaugh, RAF

A difficult name to follow because of the possible spellings fetherstonhaugh, featherstonhaugh, featherstonehaugh, fetherstonehaugh, etc. Apart from his WW1 days when "Feath" was used, the rest of his life uses "Feth"

1901 Apr 7. Born Cork, before the census. His father died between 1901 and 1911. His father was Richard Featherstonhaugh, a Bank Pensioner

1911 census at 3 Carrigrohane Beg, Cork

He was educated at St. Bees, Cumberland, England. He was educated then at Trinity College, Dublin

1918 Oct 29. His RAF Record is spartan. And his ADRIC roll entry gives Cadet Pilot. He does not appear to have been commissioned.. He was a Medical Student

1920 Dec 20. Joined ADRIC with service no. 1278. Posted to M Coy

1921 Jul 3. Posted to Depot

1921 Sep 12. Married in Rathdown Edna Maude Smalldridge, daughter of William John Smalldridge of Blackrock, Co Dublin,

1921 Sep 22. Appointed to a Permanent Cadet in RIC, struck off strength of ADRIC

1922 Apr 20 Pensioned from RIC

1926 Jul 7. A son born Timothy Fell Kilwarden Fetherstonhaugh

1928 Oct 15. Appointed assistant Game Warden in Malaya

1932. Divorce Court File: 5230. Appellant: Alfred Hardinge Fetherstonhaugh. Respondent: Edna Maud Fetherstonhaugh. Co-respondent: Reginald D Napier Raikes. Type: Husband's petition for divorce

1933 Dec 7. He married, secondly, Phyllis Audrey Maud Cox, daughter of Henry Aubrey Cox Their 2 children were :-

1937 Jul 6. He his wife and 2 infants leave Malaya for Colombo and Europe.

1937 Aug 9. Leaves UK for Penang, he is an "assistant game warden". Travels 1st class with his wife Phyllis and 2 children

1942 Jan 22 Pioneer Corps To be 2nd Lt Alfred Hardinge Fetherstonhaugh (225541)

1942 Feb 15. He fought in the Second World War, where he became a Japanese POW (1942-45). Records show his capture on this date and being held at Thailand

1946 May 20. Copy of confirmation of arms being Fetherstonhaugh quartering Wolfe to Alfred Hardinge Fetherstonhaugh of Glenbrook, son of Richard Henderson Fetherstonhaugh of Blackrock, both in Co. Cork, son of Theobald Fetherstonhaugh of Mosstown, Co. Westmeath,

1947 Feb 27. Leaves UK for Singapore. He is a government servant living in Malaya.

1949. He was Chief Game Warden for Malaya. As the Pahang Game Warden A.H. Fetherstonhaugh argued, millions visited national parks in North America and South Africa. The same could be done in the Peninsula, with sufficient capital outlay and improved infrastructure. ‘There is no reason why a Malaysian national park with its unsurpassed tropical scenery and unique Fauna should not be similarly attractive.’

1950 Mar 10. Leaves UK for Penang. He travels with his wife Phyllis. Their address is Passage West in Ireland.

1973 Feb 6. Died age 71

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