Vernon FERGUSON MM

FERGUSON, Vernon

Service Numbers: 3813, W242726, W83681
Enlisted: 28 August 1915, Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 7th Garrison Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 24 May 1894
Home Town: Arrino, Three Springs, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Bushman
Died: Natural causes, Geraldton, Western Australia, 1964
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

28 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3813, 12th Infantry Battalion, Perth, Western Australia
17 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3813, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ajana, Fremantle
17 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3813, 12th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Mar 1920: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 3813, 12th Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

2 Sep 1940: Enlisted Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN W242726, Swanbourne, Western Australia
3 Sep 1940: Involvement Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN W242726, 29th Garrison Battalion, Homeland Defence - Militia and non deployed forces
26 May 1942: Discharged Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN W242726, 29th Garrison Battalion
9 May 1943: Enlisted Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN W83681, 29th Garrison Battalion, Arrino, Western Australia
10 May 1943: Involvement Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN W83681, 29th Garrison Battalion, Homeland Defence - Militia and non deployed forces
1 Sep 1945: Discharged Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Lance Corporal, SN W83681, 7th Garrison Battalion

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Biography

Vernon Ferguson enlistment date 28 August 1915 with rank of Private, regimental service #3813 in the 12th Reinforcements of the Australian Imperial Force's 12th Battalion.
Embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. A31 Ajana on 17 December 1915. Returned to Western Australia on 28 February 1919. Vernon received the Military Medal for acts of bravery whilst on active service.