Miller Maffaking FERGUSSON


FERGUSSON, Miller Maffaking

Service Number: 6082
Enlisted: 20 September 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Quorn, South Australia , 16 December 1900
Home Town: Moonta, Copper Coast, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, Bullecourt, France, 5 May 1917, aged 16 years
Cemetery: Grevillers British Cemetery
Plot III, Row D, Grave 8
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Eudunda and District WW1 Roll of Honour, Quorn Cross of Sacrifice
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World War 1 Service

20 Sep 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6082, Adelaide, South Australia
6 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6082, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
6 Nov 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6082, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
5 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6082, 27th Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (Second)
Date unknown: Involvement 27th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Died of Wounds aged 16 years and 4 months

"...6092 Private Miller Maffaking Fergusson 27th Battalion. A labourer from Southward, SA prior to enlistment, Pte Fergusson embarked with the 17th Reinforcements from Adelaide on HMAT Afric on 6 November 1916 having put his age up to 18. On 5 May 1917, aged 16, he died of wounds received in action and was buried in the Grevillers British Cemetery." - SOURCE (