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Ferguson, William Pettigrew

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William Pettigrew Ferguson

Royal Artillery Garrison

110th Seige Batt. Royal Garrison Artillery.
He is remembered with honour on St. Bride’s Church Roll of Honour and Helensburgh War Memorial, Column 3 Line 48.

The family home was at 42, East Princes Street, Helensburgh.
The son of Duncan and Euphemia Pettigrew Ferguson.
Siblings: William had three brothers, Duncan, Donald and Robert and two sisters, Effie and Catherine. Duncan also served with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, he was killed in March, 1918.

William Ferguson was born at 178, East Princes Street and grew up in the town.

He enlisted in the Royal Garrison Artillery.

William died from being gassed at the clearing station in France. He was 24 years old.

His parents had his gravestone inscribed: ‘For liberty and truth he sacrificed his glorious youth he died for us’.

His brother Duncan was also killed in action two months earlier.

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