Corporal Frederick David William Ferguson


Frederick David William Ferguson was born at Sandhill, County Fermanagh, on 22 November 1894, eldest of eleven children of farmer James Ferguson and his wife Mary Elizabeth (nee McBrien).

Ferguson enlisted in the North Irish Horse between 12 and 16 December 1912 (No.768 – later Corps of Hussars No.71099).

He embarked for France with A Squadron on 17 August 1914, seeing action in the retreat from Mons and advance to the Aisne.

In June 1918 Ferguson was one of two North Irish Horsemen awarde a Meritorious Service Medal "in recognition of valuable services rendered with the forces in France".

In 1918 he applied for a commission and was sent for training at No.23 Officer Cadet Battalion, Catterick. However it appear he was unsuccessful, for he was later returned to the regiment.

Ferguson was transferred to Class Z Army Reserve on 14 March 1919.