Fergus James DURACK


DURACK, Fergus James

Service Number: 1
Enlisted: 18 August 1914, Enlisted at Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 3rd Field Company Engineers
Born: Rocklea, Queensland, Australia, 1889
Home Town: Milton, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Christian Brothers Catholic College, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Surveyor
Died: Died of wounds, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 24 May 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Died on board the Hospital Ship Soudan and buried at sea., Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

18 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 1, Enlisted at Brisbane, Queensland
22 Sep 1914: Involvement Sapper, SN 1, 3rd Field Company Engineers, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
22 Sep 1914: Embarked Sapper, SN 1, 3rd Field Company Engineers, HMAT Geelong, Melbourne
24 May 1915: Involvement Sapper, SN 1, 3rd Field Company Engineers, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
24 May 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 1, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Shell wound to the leg, compound fracture to the femur

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Michael and Kathleen Durack of McDougall Street, Milton, Queensland. Brother of Clare Durack of Ingham, North Queensland, Ambrose Durack of Argyle Station, Wyndham, Western Australia and Margaret Marchant of Dart Street, Auchenflower, Brisbane

Sapper Fergus James Durack was attached to the Indian Mountain Artillery Brigade at Kantara early in 1915. During the time of the attack of the Canal and was complimented by the Commnading Officer for the surveying work he did.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal