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Norman Leslie FERGUSON

Regimental number6437
Date of birth29 August 1895
Place of birthCamberwell, Victoria
Place of birthEast Camberwell, Victoria
ReligionCongregational
OccupationCarpenter
AddressMrs E Ferguson, 19 Moorhouse Street, East Camberwell, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 2.5"
Weight119 lbs
Next of kinFather, Donald Ferguson, 19 Moorhouse Street, East Camberwell, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in Senior Cadets, Camberwell.
Enlistment date13 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 4, Battery 10
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 27 April 1919
Discharge date2 August 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 6437 Pte Harold James FERGUSON, 6th Depot Unit of Supply, returned to Australia.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 18 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 10 December 1915.

Attached to 4th Field Artillery Brigade, 15 December 1915.

Found guilty, Tel el Kebir, 18 January 1916, of neglecting to obey an order: awarded 3 hours' fatigue.

Taken on strength, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, and posted to 10th Battery, 3 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 14 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 19 March 1916.

Admitted to 9the Casualty Clearing Station, 6 June 1917 (cellulitis in right arm); discharged to unit, 16 June 1917.

On leave to England, 13 July 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 29 July 1917.

Wounded in action, 29 September 1917 (injured back), and admitted to 7th Australian Field Ambulance; discharged to duty, 5 October 1917.

On leave to Paris, 24 February 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 4 March 1918.

Admitted to 2/2 Home Counties Field Ambulance, 28 June 1918 (influenza), and transferred to 61st Casualty Clearing Station; discharged to duty, 2 July 1918.

On leave to England, 12 September 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 5 October 1918.

Embarked For England, 26 February 1919, for return to Australia.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Runic', 27 April 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 10 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 2 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death25 January 1958
Age at death62
Place of burialCremated: Springvale Crematorium, Melbourne, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, FERGUSON Norman Leslie

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