Maurice Alfred FERGUSSON MC, MC*, DSO

FERGUSSON, Maurice Alfred

Service Numbers: 334, VX23
Enlisted: 28 August 1914, 3rd Battery.
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 5 December 1895
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Pymble, NSW, Australia, 27 September 1975, aged 79 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

28 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 334, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, 3rd Battery.
18 Oct 1914: Involvement Gunner, SN 334, 1st Field Artillery Brigade
18 Oct 1914: Embarked Gunner, SN 334, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, HMAT Argyllshire, Sydney
27 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 334, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
25 Jul 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 334, To France
2 Sep 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Bombardier, 10th Field Artillery Brigade , Egypt
8 Jun 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, Field promotion
8 Jun 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN 334, 10th Field Artillery Brigade , Merris (France), G.S.W. right side.
18 Oct 1918: Honoured Military Cross
11 Jan 1919: Honoured Military Cross and bar, Villers-Bretonneux, For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.
25 Mar 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN 334

World War 2 Service

19 Oct 1939: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, SN VX23, Previous service as Lieutenant, SN. 334, AIF WW1.
15 Jan 1942: Transferred 2nd AIF WW 2, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion, Lt. Colonel, Commanding Officer 2/17 Bn.
19 Dec 1944: Honoured Companion of the Distinguished Service Order
16 Oct 1945: Discharged 2nd AIF WW 2, SN VX23, Posting at discharge - BRIGADIER, HQ 8 AUST INF BDE

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Biography contributed by Steve Larkins

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