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George Harold FERGUSON

Regimental number903
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
Address451 Hay Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 6"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs N Ferguson, 451 Hay Street, Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the 71st Infantry; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Battery 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A9 Shropshire on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll28647
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 21 July 1917
Discharge date19 March 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 8 April 1915.

Disembarked Lemnos with acute appendicitis; operated on immediately (about 14 April 1915); was in hospital 8 weeks with drainage from tubes; subsequently suffered severe pain. Transferred to Convalescent Camp, Helouan, from No 2 General Hospital, 30 April 1915.

Admitted to 17th General Hospital, Alexandria, 11 September 1915 (not yet diagnosed; condition: severe); transferred to Convalescent Camp, Port Said, 19 October 1915 (enteric).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karoola', 30 October 1915; discharged (date not recorded.)

Re-enlisted, 20 August 1916 (stating religion to be Roman Catholic).

Embarked Melbourne, 25 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 23 December 1916, and marched into No 2 Cammp, Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery, Larkhill, and attached to Permanent Staff.

Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 1 June 1917.

Reverted to Driver from Temporary Bombardier, 3 June 1917.

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT , 21 July 1917, for Home Service (vential hernia: infected scar from previous appendicitis operation); discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 19 March 1918.
Miscellaneous detailsSee 28647 George Harold FERGUSON for second enlistment.
Date of death10 May 1919 11th Australian General Hospital, Melbourne
Place of burialCoburg Cemetery, Victoria

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