|Place of birth||Belfast, Co Antrim, Ireland|
|Address||Karinga Farm, Clifton, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||26|
|Next of kin||Brother, Andrew Ferguson, Karinga Farm, Clifton, Queensland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Toowoomba, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||Machine Gun Company 10, Reinforcement 4|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||24/15/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||5th Machine Gun Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 20 October 1916; transferred to HMAT 'Ulysses' at Sierra Leone, West Africa, 5 December 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 28 December 1916. Marched in to Australian Details Camp, Perham Downs, 17 January 1917. Found guilty, 25 January 1917, of interfering with the Military Police: awarded 168 hours' detention, 14 days confined to barracks.
Transferred to 5th Division Machine Gun Company, 13 February 1917. Found guilty, 4 May 1917, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline in that he was in the canteen at a prohibited hour, 4 May 1917: awarded 3 days' Field Punishment no 2. Found guilty, 1 August 1917, of being absent from church parade, 29 July 1917: awarded 2 days' Field Punishment No 2. Appointed Driver, 15 July 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 7 September 1917. Found guilty, 19 September 1917, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline in that he at 8 am on 19/9/17 did use threatening language to his superior officer: awarded 3 days' Field Punishment No 2.
On leave to Paris, 15 March 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 23 March 1918.
Wounded in action (gassed), 24 April 1918; admitted to 1st Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 26 April 1918; transferred to England, 9 May 1918, and admitted to Croydon War Hospital; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 27 August 1918; granted furlough, 28 May 1918, to report to No 4 command Depot, Hurdcott, 11 June 1918. Marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, 13 July 1918; to Machine Gun Training Depot, Parkhouse, 26 July 1918. Found guilty, 3 August 1918, of being absent without leave from midnight, 23 July, to 9 am, 24 July 1918: awarded 7 days confined to barracks; forfeited 1 day's pay. Proceeded overseas to France, 12 September 1918; rejoined unit, 17 September 1918.
Marched in to Base Depot, Havre, 13 March 1919; disembarked Southampton, 22 April 1919, to report to No 2 Group HQ, Sutton Veny. Granted leave with pay only from 28 April to 1 August 1919: dairying; to attend Andrew Ferguson Auctioneers, Ashgrove, Co Antrim. Granted embarkation leave, 16 August 1919.
Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board 'Euripides', 7 September 1919; disembarked Sydney, 24 October 1919; discharged, 22 December 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||Ayr Cemetery|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, FERGUSON John Robert|