Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour

Ferguson, Alexander Lundie Hunter

Rank: Lieutenant

Regiment: 8th Battalion Gordon Highlanders

Biography: Son of John E. Ferguson, Major, I.M.S. ; born Birmingham, 22 November 1894 ; educated Aberdeen Grammar School and Epsom College. He came up to the University in 1912, entering the Faculty of Arts with the intention of studying for the Indian Police. Ferguson was a member of Epsom College O.T.C. for three years, and in September 1914 enlisted in the Public Schools Corps. The following month he received a commission in the 11th Gordons, and in October of 1915 he crossed to France to join the 8th Gordons. He was wounded in November 1915, losing an eye, but returned to France in February 1916. In March he was wounded again, and fell at the Battle of the Somme on 20 July 1916, while gallantly leading his men into action.

Date of Death: 20 July 1916

Burial Details: Name recorded on the Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 15 B and 15 C.

Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.

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