|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Dubbo, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||27.9|
|Next of kin||George Alfred Ferguson, Myagah Road, Mosman, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served 4 years in the Infantry (Unattached List).|
|Place of enlistment||Holsworthy, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Lieutenant|
|Unit name||6th Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/11/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A29 Suevic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Major|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||6th Light Horse Regiment|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No 29354, 5 November 1915; 'Commonwealth Gazette', 27 January 1916..
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 15 May 1915.
Awarded special mention in Divisional Orders for acts of conspicuous gallantry 'on the occasion of the demonstration made by the 2nd Light Horse Brigade on 12th July, 1915', 19 July 1915 (Lt Ferguson 'handled his troop with great gallantry, and helped to carry in a wounded N.C.O. at the end of the action under heavy fire').
Admitted to Blue Sisters Hospital, Malta, 4 September 1915 (debility); discharged fit for active service, 8 September 1915, and embarked for Egypt same day.
Mentioned in Despatches.
Embarked Alexandria for Gallipoli, 10 October 1915; rejoined 1st Australian Division for duty, 17 October 1915.
Appointed Temporary Captain as from 22 October 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria, 25 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation.
Appointed Captain, 1 March 1916; Major, 19 July 1916.
Detached to School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 5 October 1916; rejoined 6th Light Horse Regiment, 2 November 1916.
Embarked for Taranto, Italy, 22 August 1917, as indulgence passenger for 3 weeks' United Kingdom leave.
Placed under orders in England, 15 October 1917, in readiness to proceed to Egypt and there rejoin his unit at an early date; disembarked Alexandria from Taranto, 3 November 1917; rejoined unit, 17 December 1917.
Taken on strength, 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment, 5 January 1918.
Seconded to command 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment, 6 January 1918.
Seconded to command Desert Mounted Corps Reinforcements Camp, Luud, 26 April 1918.
Admitted to 26th Casualty Clearing Station, 1 May 1918 (dyspepsia); discharged to duty, 5 May 1918.
Seconded to command Desert Mounted Corps Rest Camp, Port Said, 4 February 1919.
Embarked for UK 1914 leave, 12 July 1919.
Granted leave with pay and subs, 22 September-31 October 1919 (extended to 1-30 November 1919) (Non-Military Employment: wool trade, Laycock & Sons, Bradford, Yorkshire).
Granted leave, 2-12 December 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Napier', 23 December 1919; appointment terminated (discharged), 10 March 1920.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, FERGUSON George Arthur|