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Robert Linton Fergusson

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Portrait of Sergeant Robert Linton Fergusson. Archives New Zealand AALZ 25044 3 / F1356 . Image may be subject to copyright restrictions

Portrait of Sergeant Robert Linton Fergusson. Archives New Zealand AALZ 25044 3 / F1356 . Image may …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert Linton AWMM
  • Surname
    Fergusson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 37797 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1892 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    William Fergusson (father), Halcombe, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Le Quesnoy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 37797 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Military Medal (MM) AWMM
      London Gazette 17 June 1919, p7700, Rec No 3232 For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near Le Quesnoy on the 4th November 1918. During the attack on Le Quesnoy the enemy threatened to enfilade the whole of the attacking Company from a machine-gun post sited on the railway line and for some time had the attackers pinned to the ground. Sergeant Ferguson at once led a small party to outflank the post and in spite of heavy machine-gun fire he succeeded in silencing the post. He then returned and led forward the main attack reaching the objective and taking two machine-guns and a number of prisoners. AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 6 October 1916 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    14 July 1959 AWMM
    Age 67 AWMM
    Palmerston NorthManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Halcombe Cemetery Public - Allan - Researcher - 16 January 2019 - Manawatu District Council cemetery records
  • Grave reference
    Row 8 Plot 8 Public - Allan - Researcher - 16 January 2019 - Manawatu District Council cemetery records
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  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • References
    • McDonald, W. (2013). Honours and Awards to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Great War, 1914-1918. (3rd ed.). Hamilton, N.Z.: Richard Stowers. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      52: 20 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM
    • The Le Quesnoy Campaign research was undertaken by the New Zealand Society of Genealogists as part of the development of New Zealand Liberation Museum - Te Arawhata (Le Quesnoy France). This research project was led by CJ Barbour (NZSG), BI Silvester, HH Farrant (NZMHS) with the support of NZSG volunteers (2022). The individuals included in this research data set were verified as serving in Le Quesnoy. AWMM

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16 January 2019AllanFeildingResearcher

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