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26413   Private James Ferguson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 12/03/1897
Died: 29/09/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 21
James Ferguson was the youngest son of John and Margaret Ferguson. He was born in Ardtrea, County Londonderry on 12th March 1897. He was the youngest of at least six children. By 1911 his mother had died. James had left school and was working on his fatherís farm. James enlisted in Newtownards, County Down. Private James Ferguson was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Sunday 29th September 1918.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Dadizeele New British Cemetery
  Moorslede, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave 3-E-13
CWGC Casualty 162867
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.
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
3 Photo of Private James Ferguson's grave
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private James Ferguson's grave can be purchased here
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