John Fergusson Scotland

Biography of John Fergusson

Captain John Fergusson was born in Dumfries and studied in the Arts Faculty at the University, 1939 to 1941. By February 1945 he was second in command of D Company, 5th Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers.

Regimental records show that Fergusson was killed by enemy artillery fire in the Broederbosch Wood near Afferden in the Netherlands on 16 (not 18) February 1945, during Operation Veritable.


John Fergusson
Died 18 February 1945.
GU Degree: Arts, 1939-41;
University Link: Student
Father's Details: David Fergusson; Solicitor
War Service: Captain, King's Own Scottish Borderers
Grave / Memorial: Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Netherlands
View Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
Record last updated: 8th Jan 2008

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WWII Roll of Honour