|Place of birth||Middle Swan, Western Australia|
|School||Guildford Grammar School, Western Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||16 Clifton Street, North Perth, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Father, C W Ferguson 16 Clifton Street, North Perth, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Served in the Cadets.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Guildford, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||10th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/15/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A47 Mashobra on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||R272|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||10th Light Horse Regiment|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of death or wounding||Zag-a-Zig, Egypt|
|Age at death||26|
|Place of burial||Tel el Kebir War Memorial Cemetery (Grave No 71), Egypt|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Charles William and Dora FERGUSON, 552 William Street, North Perth|
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
|Sources||NAA: B2455, FERGUSON James Maxwell|