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James Bett Ferguson

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Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel  F_003. Image taken June 2020.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel F_003. Image taken June 2020.

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Bett AWMM
  • Surname
    Ferguson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII NZ401483 AWMM
    • WWII 401483 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 July 1905 RNZAF Biographies (R17845610) ChristchurchEngland RNZAF Biographies (R17845610)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mother: Mrs. I. C. Ferguson of Murray's Bay, Auckland AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Leading Aircraftman/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845610)
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • James Ferguson was the son of Nicol and Isabella Campbell Ferguson, of Murray's Bay, Auckland, New Zealand.

      CWGC lists age as 39

      Attended Masterton High School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845610)) AWMM
    • The 6 other members of the flight crew were : (1) Flying Officer William J.L. Lauchlan RNZAF NZ391361 (2) Flying Officer Lister Mulholland RNZAF NZ411225 (3) Sergeant Stephen W.G. Bishop RNZAF NZ413015 (4) Sergeant Maxwell Walker RNZAF NZ411306 (5) Sergeant William J. Cornish RNZAF NZ412865 and (6) Aircraftman Class 1 Noel L. Fowler RNZAF NZ411673. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 21 August 2017 - Military profiles of the 6 RNZAF Service-men named above : Auckland Cenotaph.
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    16 October 1942 AWMM
    Age 37 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Bourail Memorial, Bourail New Zealand War Cemetery, New Caledonia AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Ea - Gw. Archives New Zealand (R17845610) - Former archives reference: AIR118 AWMM
    • Please note that the 12 volumes of the "RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939-1945" held at Archives NZ (formerly known as AIR118) should be used in conjunction with Errol Martyn's "For Your Tomorrow". FYT reflects detailed examination of all of the AIR118 bios which contain many inaccuracies and omissions. AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [List of Killed - Officers (Canada, Pacific, Europe) - Airmen (Canada, India and Far East)]. Archives New Zealand (R17845748) AWMM

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20 August 2017JeniferWairarapaResearcher

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