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Ferguson, W.G.


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Promoted

Acting Major Grant Ferguson

Ottawa, July 16—The Department of National Defence announced that 138 promotions to members of the Canadian Army serving overseas.


The list included the promotion of seven majors to the acting rank of Lieutenant-colonel; three honourary majors to the acting rank of honourary lieutenant-colonel; 39 captains to the acting rank of major; 75 lieutenants to the acting rank of captain; and the first appointment to be lieutenant of 14 other ranks.


Only Lindsay man to be honoured was to be Acting Major.


FERGUSON, William Grant, Captain; Royal Canadian Artillery; wife, Mrs. Mary Ferguson, 1 Melbourne St. E. Lindsay, Ont.


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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:
16 Jul 1945
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Personal Name(s):
William Grant Ferguson ; Grant Ferguson ; Mamie MacMillan
Collection:
World War II Service Files
Language of Item:
English
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.