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James Maxwell FERGUSON

Regimental number272
Place of birthMiddle Swan, Western Australia
SchoolGuildford Grammar School, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
Address16 Clifton Street, North Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, C W Ferguson 16 Clifton Street, North Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets.
Enlistment date28 October 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 December 1914
Place of enlistmentGuildford, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A47 Mashobra on 17 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollR272
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of wounds 20 March 1919
Place of death or woundingZag-a-Zig, Egypt
Age at death26
Place of burialTel el Kebir War Memorial Cemetery (Grave No 71), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles William and Dora FERGUSON, 552 William Street, North Perth
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine

Embarked Alexandria for Gallipoli, 16 May 1915.

Sick to hospital, 15 August 1915 (influenza); transferred to Malta, 19 August 1915 (diarrhoea); reported 'dangerously ill', Commandeth, 2 September 1915; pronounced 'out of danger', 28 September 1915; transferred to England, and admitted to Fulham Military Hospital, 26 September 1915.

Embarked on HS 'Salta', Gallipoli, 14 December 1915.

Embarked from Military Hospital, Imtarfa, Malta, 15 December 1915; admitted to Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 18 December 1915 (enteric); transferred to Port Said Convalescent Camp, 28 December 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Commonwealth', 21 January 1916.

Re-embarked with 9th Light Horse Regiment, 26th Reinforcements, 26 February 1917. Taken on strength, A Details, Moascar, 4 April 1917, and reverted to Trooper.

Taken on strength of 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment, 23 April 1917; transferred to 10th Light Horse Regiment, Gamli, 9 May 1917.

Admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, Marakeb, 3 August 1917 (debility); discharged to duty, 13 August 1917.

Admitted to Port Said Rest Camp, 14 February 1918; rejoined unit, 26 February 1918.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 31 March 1918.

Admitted to Desert Mounted Corps Rest Ambulance, Jerusalem, 3 August 1918 (debility); transferred to Desert Mounted Corps Ambulance Station, 12 August 1918 (malaria); to 31st General Hospital, Abbassia, 16 August 1918; to Convalescent Depot, Boulac, 1 September 1918; discharged to AIF Headquarters on convalescent leave, 10 September 1918; tramsferred to 10th Light Horse Regiment, 19 September 1918; taken on strngth, 12 October 1918.

Wounded in action, Zag-a-Zig, 18 March 1919 (gun shot wound, head), and admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance; died, 2400, 20 March 1919, of wounds received in action against rebels Egypt.

Buried in Zag-a-Zig Cemetery, 21 March 1919; dusbsequently exhumed and reburied in Tel el Kebir Military Cemetery.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FERGUSON James Maxwell

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