(Service number 6/3700)

Aliases Served as Ferguson
First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 30 April 1888 Place of Birth Invercargill, New Zealand

Enlistment Information

Date 19 October 1915 Age 27
Address at Enlistment Listed As Le Kingra-/ Medical Examination At Greymouth NZ
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs T. Ferguson (Mother), Bowmont Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information Fit For Field Force

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 9th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company
Date 1 August 1916
Transport Maunganui
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion

Military Awards

Campaigns Western European (Somme)
Service Medals British War Medal, Victory Medal
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 21 September 1916 Age 28
Place of Death Somme, France
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru

Biographical Notes

Son of John and Jane Ferguson, 49 Bowmont Street, Invercargill, New Zealand


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [27/08/2013]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref 5288213007719443429) [29 August 2013]

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