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30118   Sapper Nathaniel Ferguson
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Dated added: 11/03/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Postal Section, Royal Engineers (British Army)
Died: 01/01/1915 (Died of Illness)
Age: 36
Nathaniel Ferguson was the son of John and Jane Ferguson. Nathaniel was born in Comber, County Down around 1879. Nathaniel married Elizabeth McCaw Hunter in 1906. They had one known child, Maria. The family moved to Letaville, Kilrea. Nathaniel Ferguson enlisted in London. Sapper Ferguson worked for Postal Section of the Royal Engineers. He was based at Le Havre, France. In December 1914 he Sapper Ferguson became ill with blood poisoning. Sapper Nathaniel Ferguson died of illness on Friday 1st January 1915.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Ste Marie Cemetery
  Le Havre, Seine-Maritime
Grave Ref: Grave 14-I-2
CWGC Casualty 4020025
Ste. Marie Cemetery is one of the town cemeteries, but it is actually situated in the commune of Graville-St. Honorine, overlooking Le Havre from the north. The main entrance to the cemetery is on the Rue du 329ème Régiment d'Infanterie. There is another entrance on the west side of the cemetery which is closest to the main war graves plots and this can be accessed via the Rue Eugène Landoas.
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 Forgotten Heroes of Kilrea 1914-18 09
References and Links
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1 1911 Census lists Ferguson family 1911 census lists Nathaniel as age 32 living with his family at house 83 in Belmont Church Road, Victoria (part of), Down
2 Flickr Sapper Nathaniel Ferguson, Comber War Memorial
3 Masonic Lodges in County Londonderry Lodge 16, Kilrea - Ferguson, Nath, Sapper, Royal Engineers
4 National Archives UK Medal card of Sapper Nathaniel Ferguson can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Sapper Nathaniel Ferguson's grave can be purchased here
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