The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Ferguson
First Name:
Reginald Paul
Nick Name:
Reg
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX7999
Company:
'D'Company Headquarters
Enlisted:
13.08.1940
DOB:
8.03.1913
Place of Birth:
Toodyay, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Robert Lewis Ferguson
Mothers's Name:
Ada May Ferguson
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Labourer
Memorial:
Epitaph, Labuan Memorial, Panel 18, Age 32.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
'B' Force Borneo
POW#:
692
Cause of Death:
Acute Intestinalitis
Place of Death:
Ranau No1 Camp
Date of Death:
23.03.1945
Buried:
Ranau

General Description

 

Reg Ferguson married in Northam 1937 to Ivy Lawler.

Ferguson Family

Ivy & Reg Ferguson with daughters Daphne & Pauline with ‘Gunner’

 

Reg enlisted AIF 13 Aug 1940 later joining 2/4th MGB’s ‘D’ Company No. 15 Platoon under Commanding Officer Lt. Meiklejohn.  Please read further about this platoon

He was shell shocked at Ulu Pandan and evacuated on 12/2/1942.

Also read about Hill 200, Ulu Pandan.

Reg volunteered to leave with ‘B’ Force Borneo which sailed to Sandakan from Singapore.  Please read further about ‘B’ Force and the notorious Sandakan.

The old Toodyay Gaol, at one time  home to the Dorrizi family,  is today the Toodyay Museum which has dedicated one of the former gaol cells to  3 Dorrizi boys and  Reginald Paul Ferguson recording the history of their local ‘sons’.
They did not return to their beloved Australia, their homes and families in Toodyay.

Ferguson West Australian 8 October 1946

Version 7

 

 

Kings Park Avenue of Honour

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Ranau - Borneo
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