Andrew James FERGUSON

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FERGUSON, Andrew James

Service Number: VX43593
Enlisted: 25 July 1940
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 2nd/4th Anti Tank / Tank Attack Regiment
Born: Cootamundra, NSW, Australia, 2 May 1907
Home Town: Geelong West, Greater Geelong, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk / Accountant
Died: Illness, Borneo, Indonesia, 30 July 1945, aged 38 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave; (CWGC) Official Commemoration - Memorial Location: Panel 30.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Private, SN VX43593, 2nd/4th Anti Tank / Tank Attack Regiment
25 Jul 1940: Enlisted Private, SN VX43593, 2nd/4th Anti Tank / Tank Attack Regiment, Caulfield, Vic, Australia
25 Jul 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Sergeant, SN VX43593
23 Oct 1940: Promoted Corporal, 2nd/4th Anti Tank / Tank Attack Regiment, (NAA, Pg-3)
23 Dec 1940: Involvement Sergeant, SN VX43593, Army Pay Corps (AIF), Malaya/Singapore
23 Dec 1940: Promoted Sergeant, 2nd/4th Anti Tank / Tank Attack Regiment, (NAA, Pg-3)
11 Jan 1941: Embarked Sergeant, SN VX43593, 2nd/4th Anti Tank / Tank Attack Regiment, Embarked Ship: 11/01/1941, "H.M.T., ZZ Zealandia", for Singapore; (NAA, Pg-3).
14 Jun 1941: Involvement Sergeant, SN VX43593, 2nd/4th Anti Tank / Tank Attack Regiment, Malaya/Singapore
15 Feb 1942: Imprisoned Malaya/Singapore
17 Jul 1942: Embarked Sergeant, SN VX43593, 2nd/4th Anti Tank / Tank Attack Regiment, Embarked Ship: 17/07/1942, "Ubi Maru", Japanese Transport ship (aboard with 1493 - POW'S, Prisoners of War) "B Force"; destined for Sandakan Harbour - Sandakan POW Camp.
29 Mar 1943: Imprisoned POW-Prisoner of War: 29/03/1943, Borneo (Ranau), Indonesia; Sandakan POW Camp (NAA, Pg-3).

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Biography contributed by Daniel Bishop

Son of Andrew Carrick FERGUSON & Amelia Ann (nee-JENKINS) FERGUSON.

 

Sergeant - Andrew James FERGUSON - S-No:  VX43593,

Australian Army Pay Corps - Pay Units, attached to 2nd/4th Anti-Tank Regiment.

Sergeant - Andrew James Ferguson, was (1) of over 2000 Allied - Prisoners of War (POW'S), held in North Borneo, Indonesia; having been transferred there from Singapore (after the fall of Singapore), as apart of 'B Force'.  The 1494 POW'S that made up 'B Force', on the 7th July 1942, were transported from (Changi POW Camp) which is now the location of Singapore International Airport.  POW'S (1494) of 'B Force', were on board and transported by a Japanese transport ship "Ubi Maru", to Sandakan Harbour, 18th July 1942.

Sergeant - Andrew James Ferguson, aged 38, died as a 'Prisoner of War' of the Japanese on the 30th July 1945, Borneo, Indonesia.  Andrew was the son of Andrew & Amelia Ferguson of Geelong West, Victoria, Australia.

Sergeant - Andrew James Ferguson, S-No:  VX43593, was commemorated on June 1953, at the Labuan Memorial; Panel 30.  Labuan Memorial is within [Labuan War Cemetery], which apart of the "Labuan Federal Territory" on the Island of Labuan, Malaysia.  (Just off the coast of Brunei, in "Brunei Bay").

Reference:  (NAA) National Archives of Australia - Service Record of Sergeant - Andrew James Ferguson, Service No:  VX43593; Also refer to - Labuan Tourism Website; Historical Places - Labuan Memorial Park - Labuan Federal Territory - Labuan, Malaysia.

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