|Place of birth||Lismore, Victoria|
|School||McArthur State School, Ballarat, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||38|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Perry, 38 Peel Street, Ballarat East, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Ararat, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||7th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/24/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||58th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Pozieres, Somme Sector, France|
|Age at death||41.6|
|Place of burial||Rue-Du-Bois Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 1), Fleurbaix, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Jane and the late William FERGUSON. Native of Timor, Victoria|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Joined 7th Bn, Gallipoli, 26 May 1915, and posted to A Company.
Wounded in action, Lone Pine, Gallipoli, 8/9 August 1915; admitted to Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Gallipoli, 8 August 1915 (bomb wound, shoulder); disembarked Malta, 14 August 1915, and admitted to St George's Hospital, Malta; transferred to St Patrick's Hospital, Malta, 21 August 1915; embarked for England, 9 September 1915; admitted to No 5 London General Hospital (St Thomas' Hospital), 16 September 1915; disembarked Alexandria from Devonport, England, 13 January 1916; rejoined 7th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 15 January 1916.
Transferred to 59th Bn, 24 February 1916; taken on strength of 59th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 24 February 1916.
Found guilty, 26 February 1916, of being absent without leave from 1500 hours, until Retreat, 25 February 1916: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.
Taken on strength of 58th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Killed in action, 19 July 1916.
Buried at Rue du Bois Cemetery by Reverend F.P. Williams, 20 July 1916.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, FERGUSON William|