Private 1st class JOHN FERGUSON
"Iain Dhomhnaill Gobha"
Son of Donald and Margaret Ferguson
Last address in Lewis: 6 Crulivig
Service unit: US Army, 16th Infantry Regiment, First Infantry Division
Date of birth: 25 February 1888
Date of death: 18 July 1918 at the age of 30
Killed in action in France
Mentioned on family gravestone in Bosta Cemetery, Great Bernera
Local memorial: Great Bernera, Breaclet
John was one of the children of Donald (1843) and Margaret (1857), the others being Angus (1881), Donald (1880), Duncan (1893), FInlay (1885), Malcolm (1890), Margaret (1883) and Mary (1896).
Angus was wounded and
taken prisoner at St Julien, exchanged for German POW in 1915. Left leg
amputated at thigh. Finlay and Malcolm were in the RNR; Kenneth served with the Seaforth Highlanders but died of wounds in 1917.