1863, Sinking of HMS Orpheus - NZ's worst shipwreck
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Featherston First World War memorial
Featherston war memorial.
Featherston war memorial names.
Glennis Austin, 2005
Jock Phillips and Chris Maclean
'Featherston First World War memorial', URL: http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/featherston-war-memorial, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 15-Jul-2013
49 killed in Featherston POW incident
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Posted: 30 Apr 2013
Of note is the fact that Pte Ian Holms was the first NZ soldier to be KIA while on duty at Maidstone England, October 1940, serving with 22nd NZ Bttn. The Rev Keith Elliott VC had vacated the barn where the incident occurred only the night before.
Professor Ian Robert Holms Falloon MD D.Sc a nephew was named in honour of his uncle and went on to become a world authority in the treatment of schizophrenia and community health.