New South Wales Police Force

Regd. # ?

RankMounted Constable


The Rocks, Riverina area.  1920’s – 30’s in Crookwell, West Wyalong, Baradine, Urana, O.I.C. – Singleton

Service:  From  ? ? 1919 or 1920  to  ? ? 1951 = 31+ years Service

Awards:  Imperial Service Medal – granted 25 August 1953


Died on? January 1960



Funeral date? ? 1960

Funeral location?

Buried at?

[alert_yellow]NEIL is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance[/alert_yellow]  *NEED MORE INFO



 Funeral location?


The Tumut Advocate and Farmers & Settler’s Adviser      Tuesday  23 September 1924     page 4 of 6

A very pretty but quiet wedding was celebrated at the Sacred Heart Church on Thursday, when Neil Gordon Featherstone was united in holy bonds with Emily Olive Granland. The bride’s parents recently resided at Bongongo, but for some time past have been living in Cootamundra. The bridegroom is in the police force, and stationed at Crookwell.



The Lockhart Review & Oaklands Advertiser ( NSW )     Tuesday  10 September 1946     page 2 of 6


Sergeant Featherstone, of Urana, and Senior Constable Spence, of Albudy, were engaged, during the week,  in searching for a youth named Russell Binns, who is employed at Coonong Station. He was missing for several days, and the police officers were more than pleased to have found the youth safe and well after their intensive search.





The Lockhart Review & Oaklands Advertiser ( NSW )     Tuesday  19 October 1948    page 1 of 8


To-day a Licensing Court was held at Lockhart, Mr. J. A. Scobie Licensing Magistrate presiding.

The next matter was an application by Albert G. Ziebell, licensee of the Railway Hotel, seeking the withdrawal of an order for the demolition of the premises.

Mr. Smithers, solicitor for the owners, Tooth & Co. Ltd, pointed out that, because of present building restrictions, the application had been placed before the Court. His clients, realizing that renovations were necessary, had planned to spend £1000 on renovations and he tendered the plan and specifications to the Court.
There was, no doubt, that demolition of the premises would have to be carried out later on.
The Court agreed to the withdrawal of the demolition order, but the owners must send the District Licensing Inspector (Sergt. Featherstone ) a copy of the plans and specifications so that he could certify in due course that the renovations were carried out.




Singleton Argus ( NSW )     Friday  16 September 1949     page 4 of 8


Sergeant Neil Featherstone, who took up duty this week as officer in charge and prosecutor for Singleton Police, is a keen sportsman. Since he joined the force 24 years ago, he   has mainly been appointed to Western N.S.W. districts,   including Broken Hill, where he played A grade tennis. Mrs. Featherstone who is also a keen tennis player, has not turned her attention as actively towards golf as her husband has. Since taking up the game Sgt. Featherstone has reduced his handicap to 20 and is looking forward, he said, to playing on the inviting Singleton course.

Only one of the three Featherstone children, four-year-old daughter, Julia, accompanied them to Singleton. An elder daughter, Eula, is nursing at Wagga Base Hospital and a son, Maurice is in the Railway Department in Sydney.

Sgt. and Mrs. Featherstone are looking forward to long and happy associations in Singleton.