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.
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.