The History of the Staley Family in Australia
Frank Ernest FERGUSON

Frank Ernest FERGUSON

Male 1890 - 1917  (~ 27 years)    Has 2 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Frank Ernest FERGUSON 
    Relationshipwith Sidney Ernest MARTIN
    Born Jan 1890  Broadford, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 May 1917  Bullecourt, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I637  Staley
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2011 

    Father Jonathon FERGUSON 
    Mother Mary BIRTLES 
    Family ID F241  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Florence Maud STALEY
              b. 21 Jul 1887, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 14 Oct 1974, Kew, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 1916  Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2008 
    Family ID F96  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Jan 1890 - Broadford, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1916 - Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 May 1917 - Bullecourt, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • While living at Malmsbury, Frank enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 19 August 1916 shortly after his marriage. He was 26 years old and did his basic training at Bendigo. He was then posted to the 6/60th Battalion and subsequently departed Melbourne aboard HMAT A71, "Nestor" on 2 October 1916, as part of the 6th Reinforcements, arriving at Plymouth on 16 November 1916, barely three months after enlisting. On 30 December 1916 he was shipped from Folkestone to Etaples in France aboard the "Princess Clementine" arriving there on New Years Eve. Through the following months he did not enjoy the best of health, suffering with the mumps and various bouts of diarrhoea, by this time his battalion was part of the British Expeditionary Force. On the 12 May 1917 he was reported missing in action. One of his comrades found Frank "lying dead in No Man' s Land" at Bullecourt. He had died of very bad shrapnel wounds. A Court of Enquiry concluded he had died that day, he'd been in the Army barely nine months. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal, his last resting place has not been determined, however his memorial plaque is at Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.

  • Sources 
    1. [S85] Federation Index, Victoria. BDM 1889-1901 on CD, Regn No: 1023 [Q:0] 1849 Victorian Probate Index, (1853-1888). Victorian Probate In dex, (1950-1959). Microfilm is of Payroll Muster Records . Victorian Probate Index, (1910-1919)). Victorian Probat e Index, (1910-1919). Victorian Probate Index, (190 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S96] Great War Index Victoria BDM 1914-1920, RMIT Publishing, Regn No: 1718 [Q:0] 1920 Victorian Probate Index, (1853-1888). Victorian Probate In dex, (1950-1959). Microfilm is of Payroll Muster Records . Victorian Probate Index, (1910-1919)). Victorian Probat e Index, (1910-1919). Victorian Probate Index, (190 (Reliability: 3).