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Regimental number7616
Place of birthMarkinch, Fifeshire, Scotland
SchoolMarkinch Public School, Fifeshire, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia24
OccupationHospital orderly
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinFriend, Miss Mabel Walker, c/o Staff, Consumptive Home, North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed with 2nd Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) for 6 years in India.
Enlistment date8 January 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 January 1917
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameApril 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number16/15/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 8 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Pioneer Battalion
FateDied of wounds 25 April 1918
Place of death or woundingMetz Wood, France
Age at death33
Place of burialBoisguillaume Communal Cemetery Extension (Row D, Grave No. 24B), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Isabella FERGUSON. Native of Markinch, Fife, Scotland

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