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Leon Dudley FERGUSON

Regimental number856
Place of birthDungog, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCommercial traveller
Address'Arden', Falcon Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.3
Height5' 9.75"
Weight172 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs L Ferguson, 'Arden', Falcon Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military service17th Infantry
Enlistment date17 March 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name19th Battalion, C Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 25 February 1917

Bar to Military Cross

Work near Hamel from 8-11 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 12 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 1 November 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his men in the attack with great gallantry, and captured 120 yards of the enemy's trench together with thirty prisoners. He has at all times set a fine example of courage and determination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Discharge date17 April 1920
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3053 N R FERGUSON,
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 1 November 1919; appointment terminated (discharged), 17 April 1920.

Medal: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II
SourcesNAA: B2455, FERGUSON Leon Dudley

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