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Peter FERGUSON

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Surname: FERGUSON

Forename(s): Peter

Place of Birth: Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Service No: 298040

Rank: Stoker 1st Class

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Navy

Battalion / Unit: H.M.S. 'Hawke'

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Date of Death: 1914-10-15

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CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: 5.

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CWGC Memorial: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL

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Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE

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Peter Ferguson (born 26 June 1883) was the son of John and ( - ) Ferguson.

1911 Royal Navy at Sea and ports abroad Census: Peter Ferguson, aged 27 years, born Glasgow, Scotland, Stoker 1st Class. [In both the 1901 and 1911 Census, Peter's uncle, Alexander Ferguson, who was born at Glasgow and his wife, Agnes, were living at 18, Byron Street, Skipton, Yorkshire.]

Peter was married to Julia Tillyard at St Johns Church, Bethnal Green, Middlesex, 11 April 1914.

Royal Navy & Royal Marines War Graves Roll, 1914-1919. Relatives Notified and Address: Widow: Julia, 83, Cypress St, Old Ford, Bethnal Green, London, E.

Peter is commemorated in the Rolls of Honour at the Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh.

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

FERGUSON, Peter, stoker on H.M.S. ‘Hawke’ formerly worked at Belle Vue Mills, [Skipton], sunk by submarine 1915.

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Stoker 1st Class Peter FERGUSON

Stoker 1st Class Peter FERGUSON

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Navy

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Navy

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Surname: FERGUSON

Forename(s): Peter

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 298040

Rank: Stoker 1st Class

Regiment: Royal Navy

Unit: (RFR/CH/B/10201). H.M.S. "Hawke"

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Died Date: 15/10/1914

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DE RUVIGNY'S ROLL OF HONOUR 1914-1918 - Part One

FERGUSON, PETER, Stoker, 1st Class (R.F.R., B. 10201), 298040, H.M.S. Hawke; lost when that ship was torpedoed in the North Sea, 15 Oct. 1914; m.

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30 October 1914

SKIPTON STOKER LOSES HIS LIFE

At the Congregationa1 service at the Town Hall on Sunday morning Rev. L.H. Gaunt made reference to the death of Private Ferguson, a late scholar in the Congregational Sunday School, who, it was feared, had perished in the destruction of the cruiser ‘Hawke’ a short time ago. Ferguson had been a stoker in the Royal Navy, and had been on the Reserve for a year or two. He was called up at the outbreak of the war, and was serving on the ill-fated vessel at the time of the disaster. He had been recently married, and had a home in London. His aunt, Mrs. Ferguson, lives in Byron Street, Skipton. Formerly he worked at the Belle Vue Mills, and is known to many in the town. It is believed that he is the first Skipton man to lose his life in the war.

24 December 1915

CRAVEN’S ROLL OF HONOUR – SKIPTON

Peter Ferguson, stoker on H.M.S. ‘Hawke’ when it was sunk by German submarine. Nephew of Mrs. Ferguson, of Byron Street, Skipton. Formerly worked at Belle Vue Mills. Was married a short time previous to his death, and had a home in London.

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