|Place of birth||Goulburn, New South Wales|
|Address||66 Darling Street, Glebe, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||27|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs M J Ferris, 66 Darling Street, Glebe, New South Wales|
|Place of enlistment||Casula, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||19th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/36/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||55th Battalion|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of burial||Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 39), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
Enlisted in the AIF, 4 February 1915; deserted at Liverpool, 8 April 1915, and surrendered himself on 12 October 1915; court-martialled at Victoria Barracks, Paddington (no further details recorded).
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 20 January 1916; disembarked Alexandria, 26 February 1916.
Transferred to 55th Bn from 5th Brigade Details, Moascar, 3 April 1916; taken on strength of 55th Bn, Ferry Post, 3 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Wounded in action, 20 July 1916 (shell wound, pelvis).
Died of wounds, No 8 Casualty Clearing Station, 21 July 1916.
Buried Bailleul Cemetery by Reverend B.D. Collingwood, no date stated.
Letter on file, Deputy Commissioner for Repatriation, New South Wales, to Base Records, Melbourne, 25 February 1931: 'Claim for war pension has been lodged by Mary Jane Bigelow, who alleges the abovenamed [FERRIS] is identical with her late husband, Amasa Edgar Bigelow, whom she married on 9.8.1904.' No further evidence on file as to whether the claim was upheld.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, FERRIS Edward|