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27534   Private Edward Ferguson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 14/10/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
Summary      
Edward Ferguson was born in County Londonderry. He was the son of Michael and Elizabeth Ferguson of New Cottages, Coolnafrankey, Cookstown. He enlisted in Greenock, Scotland where he was living and working during the First World War. He is thought to have been killed during an attack on the Terhand-Kezelberg area on 14th October 1918. At 5.35am the attack began under a very heavy artillery barrage.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Dadizeele New British Cemetery
  Moorslede, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave 3-D-5
CWGC Casualty 162866
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 Memorial Details

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph World War I - Panel 1 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 288
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1 1901 Census lists Ferguson family 1901 census lists Edward as age 4 at house 11 in Moneyhaw, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Ferguson family 1911 census lists Edward as age 14, a mill worker, at house 11 in 3 in Church Street, Cookstown