Sunday’s Obituary – James Ambler Feather (1915-1952)

James Ambler Feather is my 4th cousin 1x removed. His parents are Arthur Feather and Sarah Ethel Ambler. Our common ancestors are Anthony Mason and Mary Brayshaw – my 4x great grandparents.

James was born on 26 August 1915 in Keighley, West Yorkshire.

In the 1939 Register, taken at the outbreak of WW2, James was living at Coleridge Place, Bradford, West Yorkshire. He was employed as a “textile engineer”.

Sometime afterwards James became a State Registered male nurse.

Tragically, James died on 19 November 1952. A report of his death was published in the Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer on 20 November 1952 (image taken from

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Male nurse found dead in hotel

James Ambler Feather (36), of Lane Ends, Oakworth, near Keighley, who was reported missing from home earlier this week, has been found dead in a Salisbury hotel.
Feather, a State registered male nurse employed in Leeds, lived alone at Oakworth, where he was last seen on Sunday.

I suspect that there might have been an inquest, depending on the circumstances of his death. But I have not been able to find a report if there was.

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