LEST WE FORGET

Second Lieutenant Theo FELSTEAD

Service No: 106
Born: Balaclava VIC, July 1892
Enlisted in the Army: 1 February 1916
Unit: No. 1 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Died: Illness, Melbourne, 16 January 1918, Aged 25 Years
Buried:  Brighton General Cemetery, Brighton VIC
CWGC Additional Information: No additional information
Place of Association: Melbourne VIC
Remembered: Panel 188, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Second Lieutenant Felstead was returned to Australia on 23 July 1917 on medical grounds.  He died at No. 11 Australian General Hospital of Nephrostomy, Shock and Heart Failure on 16 January 1918.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, FELSTEAD T

Bibliography:

Lax, M. (Mark) (editor) One Man’s War: Aircraft Mechanic Joe Bull’s Personal diaries 1916-9, Banner Books, Maryborough QLD 4650, 1997
Roberts, E.G.  (Eric Glendower) (250197) Box Kites and Beyond, The Hawthorn Press Melbourne VIC 3000, 1976
Sutherland, L. W. (Leslie) Aces and Kings, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1935
Williams, Sir R. (Richard) (1) These are Facts: the Autobiography of Air Marshal Sir Richard Williams KBE, CB, DSO, Australian War Memorial and Australian Government Publishing Service, 1977 – Chapters 3-9

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