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B/70199   Lance Corporal Robert James Ferguson
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Dated added: 30/08/2020   Last updated: 30/05/2024
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Canada) (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 01/05/1922
Died: 10/08/1944 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
Robert James Ferguson was the eldest son of Robert and Margaret Ferguson. He was born on 1st May 1922 in Donemana, near Strabane. Robert was the oldest of six children, four boys and two girls. Robert was brought up in Killycurragh, outside Cookstown. When he was six years old the family emigrated to Canada. Prior to enlistment, Bertie Ferguson was employed with the Dunlop Rubber Company. Lance Corporal Robert James Ferguson was serving with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's), R.C.I.C., when he was killed on 10th August 1944.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery
  Caen, Calvados, 4
Grave Ref: Grave XII-D-3
CWGC Casualty 2332222
This cemetery lies on the west side of the main road from Caen to Falaise (route N158) about 14 kilometres south of Caen and just north of the village of Cintheaux. The village of Bretteville lies 3 kilometres south-west of the cemetery.
References and Links
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1 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of L/Corp Robert J Ferguson
2 Photo of L/Corp Robert J Ferguson's grave
3 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of L/Corp Robert J Ferguson's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023