|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Buangor, Victoria|
|Place of birth||Taytoon, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||34|
|Next of kin||Father, D Ferguson, Buangor, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Ararat, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||8th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/25/5|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||39th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 6019 Corporal Arthur George FERGUSON, 39th Bn, returned to Australia, 1 July 1919; 6020 1708 Pte Ernest Richard FERGUSON, 59th Bn, returned to Australia, 12 November 1916.|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 28 July 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 11 September 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 23 November 1916.
'On the 1st June 1917 at Hyde Park Corner, Ploegsteert Wood, some 400 rounds of French Mortar ammunition was blown up, setting adjacent dumps ablaze. There was imminent danger of still further explosions which must have caused many more casualties but the danger was averted by the prompt and courageous energy of Pte Ferguson with other members of the Division.'
Wounded in action, 4 October 1917 (gun shot wound, left leg), and admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance and transferred to 10th Casualty Clearing Station; transferred by Ambulance Train, 4 October 1917, and admitted to 18th General Hospital, Camiers, 5 October 1917; transferred to England, 13 October 1917, and admitted to Norfolk War Hospital; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 28 November 1917; to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 27 December 1917.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Euripides', 30 January 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 21 March 1918; discharged (bullet wound, right leg), Melbourne, 1 May 1918.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Age at death||76|
|Place of burial||Ararat General Cemetery, Victoria|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, FERGUSON James|