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  • CWGC headstone at Sanctuary Wood Cemetery Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
15 Nov 1892
Warsaw, Poland
Charles was the son of George a lace manufacturer and Harriet Ferguson of 20, Villa Road, Nottingham. His parents were born in 1863 in France but were British subjects. Married in1877, they had six children, five surviving infancy - Eva Harriett b.1888 France, Frances A b.1890 Warsaw, Charles Edgar b.1893 Warsaw, Poland Norman Howard b.1899 Nottingham and Marguerite Annette b.1891 Nottingham. In 1911, they lived at 52, Cranmer Street, Nottingham. At the time Charles took his aviation certificate in July 1917 his home address was still 52 Cranmer Street, Nottingham.
He was educated at Nottingham Boys' High School. He was admitted to the school on 15th January 1906, aged 13 and left in 1908.
18 Oct 1917
25
477687 - CWGC Website
Second Lieutenant
22nd Sqdn Royal Air Force
Second Lieutenant Charles Edgar Ferguson, 22 Squadron Royal Flying Corps, was killed in action on 18th October 1917. He is buried in Sanctuary Wood Cemetery. Flying with his observer, Second Lieutenant Alexander Dick Lennox, in Bristol Fighter F2b A7247, taking off at 7.30 a.m. for an offensive patrol over Ardoyle, he was shot down at 8.45 a.m. by Leutnant E. Loewenhardt, of Jasta 10. Above information is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his Facebook pages, 'Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918'
On 19th August 1918, his brother Second Lieutenant Francis George Ferguson, Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment, who had also been born in Russian Poland, was reported to have been wounded for the fourth time and was reported in the Nottingham Evening Post on 19th August 1918 :- 'WOUNDED. Mr. G. Ferguson, of 52, Cranmer-street, Nottingham, has received a War Office intimation that his eldest son, Sec.-Lieut. Francis G. Ferguson, B.Sc., Sherwood Foresters, was gassed and severely wounded on the 16th inst. [August 1918] This is the fourth time Lieut. Ferguson has been wounded, besides being gassed several times and poisoned once. His brother, Sec.-Lieut. C. E. Ferguson, R.F.C., was killed in an aerial fight last October, and his younger brother is in hospital in France.' Above entry is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • CWGC headstone at Sanctuary Wood Cemetery Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Charles Edgar Ferguson - CWGC headstone at Sanctuary Wood Cemetery Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
  • Photo is from his Royal Aero Club Aviation Certificate and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages , Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Charles Edgar Ferguson - Photo is from his Royal Aero Club Aviation Certificate and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages , Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918