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Donald Henry

Corporal. 11th Field Artillery Brigade. SN 1866A. Returned 1.6.191.

Date Enlisted 24/06/1915
Service Number SN 1866A
Age of Enlistment 24 years 3 months
Place of Enlistment Perth, WA
Place of Birth Middle Swan, WA
Previous Military Experience Nil
Occupation Vine grower
Marital Status Marital status Single
Religion Church of England
School Attended Guildford Grammar School
Address History ‘Houghton’, Middle Swan. Father at Clifton Street, North Perth, WA

Military History

Embarked Fremantle per ‘Borda’ for Egypt 17.1.1916
Roll Rank Private.
Roll Unit 3rd Brigade, 10th Light Horse. 13th Reinf.
Ferguson disembarked in Egypt with the 10th Light Horse. He was taken on strength with 3rd Reserve at Heliopolis 6.3.1916. He transferred to the 4th Division Artillery at Heliopolis 1.4.1916. Ferguson was transferred to the No.3 Section at Serapeum as T/Gunner 7.4.1916. He was promoted to Driver 24.5.1916. He proceeded to Alexandria, joined BEF and embarked per ‘Oriana’ for France 6.6.1916. He disembarked at Marseilles 13.6.1916 Ferguson transferred to the 11th Field Artillery Bde. 23.8.1917 and was re-mustered as Gunner. He was re allotted Regimental No 1866A in 14.9.1917. Ferguson was promoted to Bdr. 8.7.1918, to Cpl. 16.11.1918, then Temp/Sgt. He saw action across the Western Front. Ferguson was listed for return to Australia in 1919 when demobilised .
Embarked Devonport UK for Australia per ‘China’ 9.5.1919.
Returned/Disembarked 1.6.1919.
Discharged 24.7.1919.
Final Rank Cpl. 11th Field Artillery Brigade.
Medical Condition NK.
Awards and Medals British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Information Source
Guildford Grammar School Honour Roll
NAA: B2455, Ferguson D H
AWM Embarkation Rolls Donald Henry Ferguson

Houghton, Middle Swan. WA.