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Stanley Alexander FERGUSON

Regimental number3049
Place of birthTalinga Station, South Australia
AddressOodnadatta, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 7.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Elizabeth Ferguson, Thomas Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 September 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A45 Bulla on 16 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 7 April 1919
Discharge date6 June 1919
Other details

War service: embarked Adelaide, 16 January 1917; disembarked Suez, 16 February 1917.

Marched in to Isolation Camp, Moascar, 16 February 1917.

Marched oput to 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment from Isolation Camp, 2 March 1917.

Detached to 21st Veterinary Hospital, Belbeis, Egypt, 21 March 1917; passed Shoeing Smith test, 26 May 1917.

Rejoined 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment, 31 May 1917.

Transferred to 9th Light Horse Regiment, 9 June 1917.

Admitted to 3th Light Horse Field Ambulance, 7 August 1917 (debility); transferred to 65th Casualty Clearing Station, 17 August 1917 (intestine: not yet diagnosed); to Hospital Train, 19 August 1917, and admitted to 24th Stationary Hospital, 21 August 1917 (diarrhoea); to Hospital Train, 27 August 1917, and admitted to to 6th General Hospital, Cairo, 27 August 1917 (dysentery); to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 10 September 1917; to Convalescent Depot, 17 November 1917; discharged to 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 28 November 1917; rejoined 9th Light Horse Regiment, in the field, 11 December 1917.

Admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 12 January 1918 (urethitis); transferred to 74th Casualty Clearing Station, 14 January 1918; returned to duty, 14 January 1918.

Found guilty, Ludd, 14 September 1918, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline in that he failed to obey an order given to him by an NCO, 13 September 1918: deprived of one day's pay.

Admitted to 3th Light Horse Field Ambulance, 7 December 1918; discharged to duty, 16 December 1918 (no further details recorded).

Admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 22 February 1919 (right inguinal hernia).

Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT 'Karoa', 8 April 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 7 May 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 6 June 1919.

War service: 2 years 272 days (of which 2 years 112 days were abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FERGUSON Stanley Alexander

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