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26413   Private James Ferguson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 29/09/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 21
Summary      
James Ferguson was born in the parish of Ardtrea. He was the son of Mr John Ferguson and lived at The Hermitage, Ballyronan. James enlisted in Newtownards, County Down some time during 1915 and had been involved in a number of engagements of the First World War. He was killed in action on 29th September 1918. James’s family chose the inscription “Safe in the arms of Jesus”.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Dadizeele New British Cemetery
  Moorslede, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave 3-E-13
CWGC Casualty 162867
Summary      
Dadizeele New British Cemetery is located 16 km east of Ieper town centre on a road leading from the N8 Meenseweg, connecting Ieper to Menen via Geluwe. From Ieper town centre the Meenseweg is located via Torhoutstraat and then right onto Basculestraat. Basculestraat ends at a main crossroads, directly over which begins the Meenseweg. 12 km along the N8 lies the village of Geluwe and the left hand turning onto the Nieuwstraat (later called Derdeansiersstraat, towards Dadizele). 5 km along this road lies the village of Dadizele. The cemetery is located 100 metres after the left hand turning at the junction with Geluwestraat and Beselarestraat, in the village of Dadizele.
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Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 280
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1 1901 Census lists Ferguson family 1901 census lists James as age 4 at house 7 in Ballyronan More, Ballyronan, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Ferguson family 1911 census lists James as age 14 at house 19 in Ballyronan More, Ballyronan, Londonderry