Duncan Ferguson


9th Batt. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
He is remembered with honour on the Scottish National War Memorial, St Bride’s Church Roll of Honour and Helensburgh War Memorial, Column 3, Line 47.

he family home was at 42, East Princes Street, Helensburgh.
The son of Duncan and Euphemia Pettigrew Ferguson.
Siblings: Duncan had three brothers, William, Donald and Robert and two sisters, Effie and Catherine. William also served with the Royal Garrison Artillery and died in May, 1918.

Duncan Ferguson was born at 178, East Princes Street, where his father was a carter. He grew up in Helensburgh and was employed as a painter with Robert Carson, decorators, before joining up.

He enlisted at Dumbarton in January 1915 joining the local 9th Batt. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, later fighting with the 8th and then 10th Battalions.

Duncan was killed in action at Ypres. He was 20 years old. His family had the inscription: 'He died for us', engraved on his headstone.

His brother William died, from wounds received in battle, two months later.