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Lindsay boy is promoted overseas
The announcement that Grand Ferguson, of Lindsay, has been promoted overseas to the rank of Major, was received with delight by many friends in Lindsay. The young soldier is a son of Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Ferguson, Albert St. S., entered the ranks as a Lieutenant, advanced to Captain and had been acting as Major for many months in the European theatre of war.
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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:
- 30 May 1945
- Personal Name(s):
- William Grant Ferguson ; Grant Ferguson ; Mamie MacMillan
- World War II Service Files
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