The Family of: William Arthur Ferguson

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Mr Benjamin Ferguson [26]
(Abt 1824-1853)
Miss Ellen Wrigley [137]
(Abt 1824-Cir 1881)
Mr Joseph Ashton [27]
(Abt 1816-Cir 1888)
Miss Sarah Robinson [161]
(Abt 1819-Cir 1900)
Mr William Ferguson [24]
(1851-)
Miss Elizabeth Ann Ashton [25]
(1853-)
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Mr William Arthur Ferguson [19]
(1884-1945)

 

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Spouses/Children:

Miss Maria Lowe [23]

Mr William Arthur Ferguson [19] 2
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  • Born: 7 Jul 1884, Salford, Lancashire, England 3
  • Marriage: Miss Maria Lowe [23] on 5 Aug 1907 in St Andrews Church, Eccles, Lancashire, England 1
  • Died: 25 Jul 1945, Stretford, Lancashire, England aged 61 4
  • Buried: 1945, Peel Green, Eccles, Lancashire, England 5

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bullet  General Notes:

2/5th Battalion Manchester Regiment:
Formed at Wigan in August 1914 as a second line unit. In November 1914 was placed under command of 199th Brigade in 66th (2nd East Lancashire) Division. Moved to Crowborough in May 1915, went on to Colchester in March 1916.
February 1917: landed in France.
April 1918: reduced to cadre.
31 July 1918: disbanded in France.
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bullet  Research Notes:

Whilst the birth date fits with the death of William Arthur Ferguson it does not fit with the wedding date of him and Maria Lowe. For the whole period given by the two certificates the birth of only one WAF is registered

Twin to John Ashton Ferguson User ID P71

bullet  Burial Notes:

Peel Green Cemetery, Eccles Lancashire: Plot 1884 (letters A3)

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Posted France 1917 Pals Badge WW1 Medals

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Residence: birth, 1884, 3 Wellington Street, Salford, Lancashire, England. 8

Residence, 1891, 36 Cleminson Street, Salford, Lancashire, England. 9

Occupation: Boot & Shoe Salesman, 1901, Salford, Lancashire, England. 10

Residence: Census, 1901, 3 Wilton Place, Salford, Lancashire, England. 10

Occupation: Vulcanizer, 1907, Eccles, Lancashire, England. at time of marriage

Occupation: Window Cleaner, 1911, Eccles, Lancashire, England. 11

World War 1: War Record: Service No. 201032, After 1915, Europe. 12

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NATIONAL ROLL OF THE GREAT WAR
FERGUSON, W. A.,Corpl., 2/5th Manchester Regt.
He volunteered in April 1915. but was retained on home service
until March 1917, when he was sent to France. On that
Front he took part in the Battles of Ypres, Passchendaele,
Cambrai, and the Somme, and also experienced fierce fighting
at La Bassee and Nieuport. In March 1918 he was wounded
at Framerville and invalided home, remaining in England
until demobilised in March 1919. He holds the General
Service and Victory Medals.
35, Vicars Street, Eccles. 25708

R.A.O.B.: P.P.G, After 1919, Eccles, Lancashire, England. 13
Extract of letter from General Secretary R.A.O.B.
...on searching Grand Lodge records, I have traced his membership of the Order which he joined on the 29 July 1919 in the Kingsway Lodge 1225, he was raised to the 2nd
Degree on the 26 July 1923, raised to the 3rd Degree on the 24 May 1927 and raised to the 4th Degree on the 26 March 1935, all in the Earl of Ellesmere Lodge 1638.

Occupation: Labourer, After 1919, Eccles, Lancashire, England. 14
He was a bargeman: Manchester Ship Canal Company at time of death


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William married Miss Maria Lowe [23] [MRIN: 6], daughter of Mr Thomas Lowe [36] and Miss Ellen Ellis [78], on 5 Aug 1907 in St Andrews Church, Eccles, Lancashire, England.1 (Miss Maria Lowe [23] was born circa Dec 1884 in Eccles, Lancashire, England,15 died circa Mar 1953 in Manchester, England 16 and was buried in 1953 in Peel Green, Eccles, Lancashire, England 17.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

Residence: marriage, 1907, 63 Monton Road, Eccles, Lancashire, England. 18

Residence: census, 1911, 2 Lawrence Street, Eccles, Lancashire, England. 19

Residence, 1911, 2 Lawrence Street, Eccles, Lancashire, England. 20

Residence, 1938, 70 Schofield Road, Peel Green, Eccles, Lancashire, England. 4


bullet  Marriage Notes:

Marriage Certificate: GRO Reference: Barton on Irwell Sep 1907; Vol 8c; Page 1228
Staying with them at 1911 census was Herbert Heath Ferguson aged 20 b. Salford a Driller per gas engineer. No record of this birth has been found but there is a record of Herbert Heath Joynson being born ref Mar 1891 Salford Vol 8d Page 182.

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Sources


  1. H.M.G, Public Records (bmd records published by the statistics office of H.M.G.), Marriage certificate. Repository: GRO, PO Box 2, Southport, Merseyside PR8 2JD, England, col.admin@ons.gsi.gov.uk, GRO. Cit. Date: 30 Sep 2004.
  2. H.M.G, Public Records (bmd records published by the statistics office of H.M.G.), Birth Certificate. Repository: GRO, PO Box 2, Southport, Merseyside PR8 2JD, England, col.admin@ons.gsi.gov.uk, GRO. Cit. Date: 8 Aug 1884.

  3. William Arthur Ferguson

  4. H.M.G, Public Records (bmd records published by the statistics office of H.M.G.), Birth Certificate. Repository: GRO, PO Box 2, Southport, Merseyside PR8 2JD, England, col.admin@ons.gsi.gov.uk, GRO. Cit. Date: 24 Feb 2004.
  5. H.M.G, Public Records (bmd records published by the statistics office of H.M.G.), Death Certificate. Repository: GRO, PO Box 2, Southport, Merseyside PR8 2JD, England, col.admin@ons.gsi.gov.uk, GRO. Cit. Date: 23 Sep 2004.
  6. Eccles Borough Council, "Grave Grant" (Borough Cemetery, Peel Green, Patricroft, Eccles. 1st October 1945). Rec. Date: 30th September 2004, Grave Number. Repository: Ron Ferguson, Lancashire, England, webmaster@fergys.co.uk. Cit. Date: 30 Sep 2004. Basically grants the rights to the holder of the grant certificate
  7. H.M.G, Public Records (bmd records published by the statistics office of H.M.G.), Death Certificate. Repository: GRO, PO Box 2, Southport, Merseyside PR8 2JD, England, col.admin@ons.gsi.gov.uk, GRO. Cit. Date: 24 Sep 2004.
  8. "Forces War Records," database, 2/5th Battalion Manchester Regiment. Repository: Forces War Records, UK, Forces War Records. Cit. Date: 17 Feb 2012.
  9. H.M.G, Public Records (bmd records published by the statistics office of H.M.G.), Birth Certificate. Repository: GRO, PO Box 2, Southport, Merseyside PR8 2JD, England, col.admin@ons.gsi.gov.uk, GRO. Cit. Date: 16 Nov 2004.
  10. Census Returns, BMD Indexes and other Databases (H.M.G. and other sources), 1891 Census. Repository: Ancestry, Ancestry.co.uk. Cit. Date: 8 Nov 2004.
  11. Census Returns, BMD Indexes and other Databases (H.M.G. and other sources), 1901 Census. Repository: Ancestry, Ancestry.co.uk. Cit. Date: 8 Nov 2004.
  12. H.M.G./findmypast.com database, The Official 1911 Census website . Repository: The Official 1911 Census on-line, England, 1911 Census. Rec. Date: 2 Apr 1911. Cit. Date: 13 Jan 2009; Transcripts only
  13. National Roll of the Great War (UK), National Roll of Honour Page 107. Cit. Date: Cir 1920.
  14. Stuart Steele Grand Secretary (1 Mar 2004). Rec. Date: 21 Jun 2004, Private letter to Ron Ferguson. Cit. Date: 1 Mar 2004.
  15. H.M.G, Public Records (bmd records published by the statistics office of H.M.G.), Death Certificate. Repository: GRO, PO Box 2, Southport, Merseyside PR8 2JD, England, col.admin@ons.gsi.gov.uk, GRO. Cit. Date: 16 Nov 2004.
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  18. Eccles Borough Council, "Grave Grant" (Borough Cemetery, Peel Green, Patricroft, Eccles. 1st October 1945). Rec. Date: 30th September 2004, Grant Number. Repository: Ron Ferguson, Lancashire, England, webmaster@fergys.co.uk. Cit. Date: 30 Sep 2004.
  19. H.M.G, Public Records (bmd records published by the statistics office of H.M.G.), Marriage Certificate. Repository: GRO, PO Box 2, Southport, Merseyside PR8 2JD, England, col.admin@ons.gsi.gov.uk, GRO. Cit. Date: 16 Nov 2004.
  20. H.M.G./findmypast.com database, The Official 1911 Census website . Repository: The Official 1911 Census on-line, England, 1911 Census. Rec. Date: 2 Apr 1911. Cit. Date: 13 Jan 2009.
  21. H.M.G, Public Records (bmd records published by the statistics office of H.M.G.), J.A.'s Birth Certificate. Repository: GRO, PO Box 2, Southport, Merseyside PR8 2JD, England, col.admin@ons.gsi.gov.uk, GRO. Cit. Date: 16 Nov 2004.