John Peebles Ferguson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: Clyde Z/3367
  • Rank: Able Seaman
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
  • Unit/Ship: Anson Battalion, R.N. Div
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 33
  • Date of Death: 07.04.1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Pozieres Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 1

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: The Bridge, Barnhill.
  • Occupation: Store Manager
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    D. T. Ferguson, “The Bridge” Barnhill, Broughty Ferry

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Nora Elsie Doe-Jones, Sheffield

  • Children:

More about John Peebles Ferguson

John has no known grave but is remembered on the Pozieres Memorial.

John Peebles Ferguson   CZ/3367   Anson Bn  R.N.D.

FERGUSON—Killed in action, on 7th April, 1918, A.B. John Peebles Ferguson, R.N. Division, beloved husband of Nora Doe-Jones, Sheffield, and son of Staff-Sergt., D. T. Ferguson, the Black Watch, and Mrs Ferguson, “The Bridge” Barnhill, Broughty Ferry.

Dundee People’s Journal 27th April 1918

John P Ferguson was the son of Mr David Ferguson, The Bridge, Barnhill and was employed as a Store Manager before January 1915 when he volunteered to join the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve onboard HMS Unicorn for service in the Royal Naval Division. After initial Naval Training at the Crystal Palace in South London he was sent to Blandford Camp in Dorset for advanced military training. On completion he was drafted to the Anson Battalion serving in Gallipoli. In January 1916 the Peninsula was evacuated and the Anson Battalion took up garrison duties in the Aegean. In April 1916 he was granted leave which he spent in Malta. When the Anson Battalion was ordered to France in May he went with them to serve on the Western Front. In early November 1916 he was hospitalised with Trench Fever and evacuated to a hospital in Sheffield. It must have been about this time that he married Mrs Norah Ferguson of 93 Holme Lane, Hillsboro, Sheffield. He returned to the Anson in France in July 1917 but, over the next few months, was hospitalised several times with a recurrence of his illness. John Ferguson was Killed in Action in April 1918 and his body was not recovered. His name is listed on the Pozieres Memorial in Northern France.

Iain Stewart and Iain Birnie

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell.

Further information supplied by Iain Stewart and Iain Birnie

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