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Albert FERGUSSON

Regimental number1910
Place of birthBalmain, New South Wales
SchoolGladstone Park Public School, Balmain, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationJoiner
Address23 Palmer Street, Balmain, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 8.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Eliza Fergusson, 23 Palmer Street, Balmain, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the 29th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date21 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 January 1916
Place of enlistmentBalmain, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name53rd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/70/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A37 Barambah on 23 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 2 October 1918
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Age at death21.7
Place of burialDoingt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row A, Grave No. 14), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
157
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Eliza FERGUSSON, 23 Palmer Street, Balmain, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsCousin: 4488 Lance Corporal Arthur Ernest FERGUSSON MM, 2nd Bn, killed in action, 23 August 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 23 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 25 August 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 12 November 1916; taken on strength, 53rd Bn, in the field, 24 November 1916.

Found guilty, 5 January 1917, of disobedience of orders: awarded 3 days confined to barracks.

Wounded in action, 26 September 1917 (gun shot wound, left wrist), admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, and transferred same day to 10th Casualty Clearing Station, and then to Ambulance Train; transferred to and admitted to 14th General Hospital, Wimereux, 27 September 1917; to England, 28 September 1917, and admitted same day to 2nd Military Hospital, Canterbury; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 3 October 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 8 October 1917.

Marched out to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 27 October 1917; to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 25 January 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 14 February 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 20 February 1918.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 17 April 1918 (gas), admitted to 55th Field Ambulance, transferred same day to 41st Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train, 18 April 1918, and admitted to 11th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 19 April 1918; transferred to England, 27 April 1918, and admitted to Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, 28 April 1918. Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 27 May 1918; discharged to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 27 May 1918; marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 5 August 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 29 August 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 6 September 1918.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 1 September 1918.

Wounded in action (third occasion), 30 September 1918 (shrapnel wound, penetrating abdomen), admitted to 8th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred same day to 41st Casualty Clearing Station.

Died of wounds, 2 October 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as FERGUSON.
SourcesNAA: B2455, FERGUSSON Albert

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