Private KENNETH FERGUSON
"Coinneach Dhomhnaill Gobha"
Last address in Lewis: 6 Crulivig
Son of Donald and Margaret Ferguson, of 6, Crulivig, Uig, Stornoway.
Service unitn: 2nd / 4th Seaforth Highlanders
Service number: 4987
Date of death: 11 December 1916
Died of wounds
Interred: Contay British Cemetery, grave VIII. E. 15.
Mentioned on family gravestone in Bosta Cemetery, Great Bernera
Local memorial: Great Bernera, Breaclet
Kenneth was one of the children of Donald (1843) and Margaret (1857), the others being Angus (1881), Donald (1880), Duncan (1893), Finlay (1885), John (1888), 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; John was lost in 1918, serving in the US Army in France.
Stornoway Gazette, January 1917
Crulivig Lad Dies of Wounds
Deep sympathy is felt for Mrs
Ferguson, 6 Crulivig, whose son, Kenneth, has died of wounds received in
action. The late soldier was for eight years shop assistant in the
employment of Mr Norman Mackenzie, Bayble Stores, and during that time
so endeared himself to the people of Bayble and Garrabost that he is
mourned there as if he had been born and bred in the district. Of a most
kindly disposition, he was liked by everyone who knew him. He was never
known to speak a cross word to young or old, and deported himself
towards all with the utmost respect and self-respect - he was truly one
of Nature's gentlemen. He was called up last March, and after four
months' training was sent to the front, where he was wounded on 8th
December, and died in hospital three days later, after having had his