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Norman FERGUSON

Regimental number2316
Place of birthWangaratta, Victoria
SchoolBobinawarrah State School, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressBobbinawarrah, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27.3
Height5' 9"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Myrtle Rosina Ferguson, Milawa PO, Milawa, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in Country Light Horse for 3 years.
Enlistment date30 March 1916
Place of enlistmentWangaratta, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name37th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/54/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 20 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll37th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 12 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialPoelcapelle British Cemetery (Plot XXXIII, Row E, Grave No. 12), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
128
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Hugh and Janet FERGUSON; husband of Mrs R.M. FERGUSON, Milawa, Victoria. Native of Bobinawarrah, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 20 October 1916; transferred to HMAT A30 'Borda', Sierra Leone, 2 December 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 January 1917; marched into 10th Trining Bn, 10 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 20 March 1917; taken on strength, 37th Bn, in the field, 25 March 1917.

Attached to 2nd London Heavy Battery, 13 June 1916; marched out to rejoin 37th Bn, 16 June 1917.

Reported missing in action, 12 October 1917.

Court of Enquiry, 2 May 1918, concluded: 'Killed in action, Belgium, 12 October 1917.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FERGUSON Norman

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