LEST WE FORGET

Second Lieutenant Douglas Abbott FERGUSON 

Service No: 7305
Born: South Brisbane, February 1889
Enlisted in the Army: 23 August 1915
Unit: No. 8 (Training) Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Died: Accident, England, 18 August 1918, Aged 29 Years
Buried: Brookwood Military Cemetery, Pirbright, Surrey
CWGC Additional Information: Son of James I. and Eliza Jane Abbott Ferguson, of Abbotsford, Enoggera, Brisbane. Native of Brisbane
Place of Association: Brisbane QLD
Remembered: Panel 188, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 18 August 1918, Second Lieutenant Ferguson was killed in the crash of Sopwith Camel aircraft C6746 at Shipton Moyne, Gloucestershire.  His aircraft collided in the air with Sopwith Scout aircraft D4170 flown by Lieutenant Harry Taylor.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, FERGUSON D A
National Archives UK RAF Casualty Card 271406, 92060

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