Samuel Ferguson



Oct 21, 1887

Born at Stanhope Township, Haliburton Ontario to Robert and Jane (nee Taylor) Ferguson


Mar 14, 1917

Attested into the 252nd Battalion at Minden Ontario 

Ø      Number 1087252

Ø      Next of kin given as Robert Ferguson (brother) of Carnarvon Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Carpenter

Ø      Previous military experience given as the 45th Regiment at Lindsay Ontario

Ø      Religion given as Church of England

Jun 2, 1917

Embarked the RMS Olympic at Halifax Nova Scotia



Jun 9, 1917

Disembarked at Liverpool England and proceeded to Seaford 

On arrival at Seaford, the Battalion was absorbed into the 6th Reserve Battalion for further training


Jun 10, 1917

TOS (Taken On Strength) the 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Jun 18, 1917

Admitted to the Ravenscroft Military Hospital at Eastbourne diagnosed with Pneumonia and placed on the dangerously ill list


Jun 29, 1917

Removed from the dangerously ill list


Sep 7, 1917

Discharged from hospital and posted to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) and placed On Command to the 3rd CCD (Canadian Convalescent Depot) at Seaford for rehabilitation


Nov 15, 1917

Discharged from the 3rd CCD and posted to the 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford and assigned to “C” Company


Feb 26, 1918

Admitted to the Canadian Military Hospital at Etchinghill, Lyminge, diagnosed with VDS (Venereal Disease Syphilis)


Aug 28, 1918

Discharged to duty from hospital 

His pay was withheld at the rate of 60 cents per day while he was in hospital (185 days) being treated for Syphilis


Sep 26, 1918

Posted to the 21st Battalion


Sep 27, 1918

Arrived at the CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) at Etaples France


Sep 28, 1918

Left the CIBD and joined the CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) at Aubin St Vaast


Oct 3, 1918

Transferred from the 21st Battalion to the 44th Battalion without ever having physically joined the 21st.


Oct 4, 1918

TOS the 44th Battalion


Oct 6, 1918

Joined the 44th Battalion in the field as part of a draft of 98 Other Ranks from the CC Rein C intended to replace the casualties from the fighting at Bourlon Wood the previous week. 

Once cleaned up, the Battalion began a new round of training exercises.


Apr 27, 1919

Proceeded to England in preparation to be returned to Canada


Apr 28, 1919

Posted to “E” Wing at Bramshott for processing pending return to Canada


May 28, 1919

Embarked the Empress of Britain at Liverpool



Jun 4, 1919

Disembarked at Quebec City, Quebec and proceeded to Kingston Ontario


Jun 6, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 278808

Ø      Rank on discharge Private

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge Lindsay Ontario 

According to the Medals Card in the file, his British War Medal and Victory Medals were never sent to him


Sep 22, 1914 Married to Catherine “Kate” Violet Weston at Peterborough Ontario

Jul 21, 1932

Divorced at Toronto Ontario


Feb 5, 1952

St Peter's Cemetery
St Peter's Anglican Church
St Peter's Rd
Stanhope Twp. ON

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