|Ferguson||John David||Captain||FERGUSON, JOHN DAVID, Captain, was born 24 October 1866. He became Captain, RAMC, 29 July 1890. From 18 January 1897 to 30 November 1899, Captain Ferguson was employed in the East African Protectorate, and he served in Uganda in 1897-98, and was present in the attack on Kijembo and several skirmishes. He was mentioned in Despatches, received the 3rd Class Brilliant Star of Zanzibar, the Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 24 January 1899]: "John David Ferguson, Captain, Royal Army Medical Corps. In recognition of services during the recent operations in Uganda". The Insignia were presented by the Queen at Windsor 30 November 1899. Captain Ferguson served in the South African War, 1899-1902, and was present at the relief of Kimberley. Operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including operations at Paardeberg (17 to 26 February); actions at Poplar Grove and Driefontein. Operations in Orange River Colony, May to 29 November 1900. Operations in Cape Colony, north of Orange River, He received the Queen's Medal with three clasps, and the King's Medal with two clasps. He was promoted to Major 29 July 1902, and in 1903 and 1904 served in East Africa, taking part in the operations in Somaliland, and receiving the Medal with clasp. He was Instructor, RAMC School of Instruction, 13 August 1905 to 12 June 1909. He became Lieutenant Colonel 31 December 1912. He served in the European War from 1915, as Assistant Director of Medical Services, 47th Division, British Expeditionary Force, British Armies in France, 19 August 1915 to 31 May 1917. He was promoted to Colonel 30 May 1917.|
CMG neck badge conversion from a breast badge, silver-gilt and enamel, DSO, East and Central Africa 1897-99 (2) Lubwa's, Uganda 1897-98 (Sur. Capt., A.M.S.), note initials ‘L. D.', QSA (3) RofK Paard Drie (Capt., D.S.O., R.A.M.C.), KSA (2) (Maj., D.S.O., R.A.M.C.), AGS (2) Somaliland 1902-04, Jidballi (Major, R.A.M.C.), 1914-15 Star (Lt. Col., D.S.O., R.A.M.C.), BWM, VM & MID (Col.), Coronation 1911, Zanzibar, Order of the Brilliant Star of Zanzibar, 3rd Class neck badge. DNW Dec 06.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
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