9th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
14/10/1918 (Killed in Action)
Edward Ferguson was the son of Michael and Elizabeth Ferguson. He was born in the Moneymore area on 24th March 1897. He was one of eleven children. By 1911, he had left school and working as a mill worker. Edward enlisted in Greenock, Scotland where he was working during the First World War. Private Edward Ferguson was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers. He is thought to have been killed during an attack on the Terhand-Kezelberg area on 14th October 1918.
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.