Angus Salier FERGUSON CdeG

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FERGUSON, Angus Salier

Service Numbers: 1585, Officer
Enlisted: 14 January 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Launceston, Tasmania, 17 February 1888
Home Town: Medindie, Walkerville, South Australia
Schooling: Christian Brothers College, Perth, Western Australia and University of Adelaide, South Australia
Occupation: Solicitor
Died: Killed in Action, France, 3 May 1918, aged 30 years
Cemetery: Adelaide Cemetery Villers-Bretonneux
III. K. 2.
Memorials: Adelaide Members of the Legal Profession & Students at Law WW1 Honour Board, Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide Rowing Club WW1 Pictorial Honour Board, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, University of Adelaide WW1 Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

14 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1585, Adelaide, South Australia
1 Oct 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 48th Infantry Battalion
10 Feb 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, 48th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10 Feb 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, 48th Infantry Battalion, A40 Seang Bee, Melbourne
7 Aug 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 48th Infantry Battalion
3 May 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Officer, 48th Infantry Battalion, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front"
Date unknown: Involvement SN 1585, 48th Infantry Battalion

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Biography

"...Lieutenant Angus Salier Ferguson, 48th Battalion, who was a 27 year old solicitor from Adelaide, South Australia when he enlisted on 14 January 1916. Although originally enlisted as a Private, he was promoted to Sergeant two months later and then commissioned on 1 October 1916. He embarked for overseas with the 9th Reinforcements from Adelaide on 10 February 1917 aboard HMAT Seang Bee. Lt Ferguson joined the 48th Battalion in France on 22 July 1917 and was killed in action at Villers Bretonneux, France, on 3 May 1918. He is buried in the Adelaide Cemetery, Villers Bretonneux. On 10 October 1918, Lt Ferguson was posthumously awarded the French Croix de Guerre for conspicuous service..." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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