15th Infantry Battalion, A.I.F.

Private, Regimental No. 5087.

Killed in Action , 1 July 1917, Ploegsteert Wood, Belgium.





Biographical Details

Born: abt. 1874 at New Galloway, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

Father: Samuel FERGUSON.

Mother: Margaret Tweedie ?

Marital Status: Single.

Education: Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

Occupation: Labourer.


Service and Enlistment Details

Enlisted on 25 November 1915 at Townsville, QLD.

Address at Enlistment: Townsville, QLD.

Embarkation Details: Embarked Overseas on

31 March 1916 with 15th  Battalion,

16th  Reinforcements at Sydney, NSW, on

Ship H.M.A.T. A16 " Star of Victoria".

Cause of Death: Killed in Action on 1 July 1917 while serving with 15th  Battalion at Ploegsteert Wood, Belgium at the age of 43 years.

Burial place: Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Mesen, Belgium; Portion IV, Row D,

Grave No. 50.

Next of Kin:  Mother, Mrs. M. Tweedie, Marl Street, Castle Douglas, Kircudbrightshire, Scotland.

Religion: Presbyterian.


Commemorative Details

Panel 75, Australian War Memorial;

Homebush State School Honour Board

Mackay Old Town Hall Honour Board.


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