Frederick James FERGUSON

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FERGUSON, Frederick James

Service Number: 1116
Enlisted: 26 July 1915, Ballarat, Vic.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 29th Infantry Battalion
Born: Pyramid Hill, Victoria, Australia, 1891
Home Town: Rochester, Campaspe, Victoria
Schooling: State School, Rochester, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Died of wounds, Etaples, France, 27 October 1916
Cemetery: Etaples Military Cemetery
Plot VIII, Row D, Grave No. 16
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

26 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1116, 29th Infantry Battalion, Ballarat, Vic.
10 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1116, 29th Infantry Battalion
10 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1116, 29th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Melbourne
19 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1116, 29th Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)
24 Oct 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1116, 29th Infantry Battalion, Flers/Gueudecourt, Multiple SW to face and both eyes sustained at Flers. Evacuated to 1st Canadian General Hospital at Etaples however died of wounds 27 October 1916.

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Parents: James McNeil and Caroline FERGUSON, Mackay Street, Rochester, Victoria

Brother: 3985 Pte Robert Pitts FERGUSON, 23rd Bn, returned to Australia, 7 February 1919.