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William Henry FERGUSSON

Regimental number4114
Place of birthPetersburg, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressEudunda, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 8"
Weight139 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Fergusson, Eudunda, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 3 months in the Senior Cadets, Moonta; moved to exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme.
Enlistment date23 November 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 9 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollCyclists' Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1919
Discharge date25 August 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2145 Driver Thomas FERGUSSON, 10th Bn, returned to Australia, 21 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Tried by District Court Martial, London, 5 March 1918, of being absent without leave, 18 January-27 February 1918: awarded imprisonment for 100 days.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Mahia', 4 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 25 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FERGUSSON William Henry

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