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Soldier profiles

Name : FERGUSON, DONALD JOSEPH
Service Number : VX74095
Date of Birth : 21/01/1922
Place of Birth : DELORAINE, TAS
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment :
Date of Enlistment : 30/01/1942
Locality on Enlistment : POOWONG, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : FERGUSON, DAVID
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : PRIVATE
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 2/2 PIONEER BATTALION
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) :
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) :
Theatres of War :
Actions :
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : 30/09/1944
Date Died : 11/10/1998
Age at Death : 76
Community Roll of Honour : N/A
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : KORUMBURRA CEMETERY, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA.
K.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
D.O.W. (date / details) : N/A
M.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Died P.O.W. (date / details) : N/A
P.O.W. Camps (details) : N/A
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : N/A
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : NO
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6069451 [OPEN]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   B_FERGUSON_1.jpg

Background : Apparently, he and his mates caught a train down to Caulfield the night before and slept at the train station before enlisting. His father applied to have Donald discharged to go home to run the family farm. He said he would have liked to stay and finish the job with the mates he had made.