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Ferguson, W.G.


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Mrs. Grant Ferguson learns husband casualty in France

Mrs. W.G. Ferguson of Lindsay, wife of Capt. Ferguson, attached to the Canadian Medical Regiment of the R.C.A.C. in France was shocked yesterday to learn that her husband had been wounded while on active duty with his unit.


The telegram was lacking in details but advised Mrs. Ferguson that further advices would follow as received by the records department of the Canadian Army at Ottawa.


Capt. Ferguson enlisted early in the war with the 45th Battery, R.C.A., which was the first unit recruited in Lindsay and has been overseas for some time, recently being attached to the 7th Canadian Army which is now engaged in the battle for France.


Mrs. Ferguson is the former Miss Mamie MacMillan, of Lindsay.


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William Grant Ferguson of Lindsay enlisted for service with the Canadian army on 1 September 1939. He entered the Royal Canadian Artillery – the 45th Field Battery – with the rank of 2nd Lieut. He was moved from Lindsay to Petawawa in May 1940, to Sussex and Tracadie N.B. in June 1941. He was sent overseas on 15 November 1940 and again in November 1941.


W.G. Ferguson was promoted to Lieutenant in May 1940, Captain on 26 June 1942 and Major on 5 June 1945.


Major Ferguson saw action with the army against the enemy in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany (7th Canadian Medium Regt RCA). Major Ferguson was attached to the 11th Regt R.H.A. (H.A.C.) and the 1st British Armoured Div. in November 1940 and February 1941. Major Ferguson was wounded in the course of duty in Normandy, France on 6 August 1944. Major Ferguson arrived home on 21 November 1945 and was give his discharge on 9 January 1946.


Previous to enlistment Major Ferguson was on the staff of Lindsay Post Office and is welcomed back to Lindsay.

Date of Publication:
Aug 1944
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Personal Name(s):
William Grant Ferguson ; Grant Ferguson ; Mamie MacMillan
Collection:
World War II Service Files
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.3518078140125 Longitude: -78.7328170846558
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Ferguson, W.G.


William Grant Ferguson of Lindsay enlisted for service with the Canadian army on 1 September 1939. He entered the Royal Canadian Artillery – the 45th Field Battery – with the rank of 2nd Lieut. He was moved from Lindsay to Petawawa in May 1940, to Sussex and Tracadie N.B. in June 1941. He was sent overseas on 15 November 1940 and again in November 1941.


W.G. Ferguson was promoted to Lieutenant in May 1940, Captain on 26 June 1942 and Major on 5 June 1945.


Major Ferguson saw action with the army against the enemy in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany (7th Canadian Medium Regt RCA). Major Ferguson was attached to the 11th Regt R.H.A. (H.A.C.) and the 1st British Armoured Div. in November 1940 and February 1941. Major Ferguson was wounded in the course of duty in Normandy, France on 6 August 1944. Major Ferguson arrived home on 21 November 1945 and was give his discharge on 9 January 1946.


Previous to enlistment Major Ferguson was on the staff of Lindsay Post Office and is welcomed back to Lindsay.