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William Henry FERGUS

Regimental number4185
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGladstone Street, Maryborough, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 29 December 1915
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 29 September 1917

Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. With a few men he rushed a blockhouse under heavy fire and captured twelve prisoners. Later, during the work of consolidation he rendered valuable service under heavy fire. He set a fine example of courage and determination throughout the operations.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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