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Charles Arthur FERGUSON

Regimental number1833
Place of birthCapetown, South Africa
True NameO'GRADY, Patrick Emmett
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressC/o Sailors' Home, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 4.5"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinc/o Sailors' Home, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 5 years in H Battery, Union of South Africa Artillery.
Enlistment date8 March 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 August 1918
Discharge date15 November 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Medic', 24 August 1918 (neurasthenia following shell explosion and burial); disembarked Melbourne, 11 October 1918; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 15 November 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death18 April 1947
Place of burialLutwyche Cemetery, Brisbane, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, FERGUSON Charles Arthur

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