Ferguson, Kenneth Francis (1911-1940)
Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the Second World War, 1939-1945.
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Details: Kenneth Francis Ferguson (1911-1940), born 7 June 1911, the son of Capt. Charles Alexander Ferguson (1873-1945) and Lady Edith Aline Caroline Ferguson (nee Campbell of Cawdor) (1869-1944) of Quenington, Fairford, Gloucestershire, formerly of Trenance House, Newquay. Siblings: Brenda Jean Marion Ferguson (1909-1988).
Attended Wells House School, Malvern Wells, Worcestershire.
Attended Sherborne School (Lyon House) May 1925-December 1929; 1st XI cricket team, 1929; 1st XV rugby football team 1929.
Borneo Company, 1930-1931.
Royal Air Force, 1931.
WW2, Wing-Commander, 10 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Killed in action over Germany on 14 November 1940, aged 29.
Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, Panel 3 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1269947/ferguson,-ken...
Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; Lyon House War Memorial.
Obituary in 'The Shirburnian', December 1944: 'Kenneth Francis Ferguson was in the Cricket XI and the Football XV and Squash Racquets team. He could play all games well and represented the Army in Egypt and elsewhere, but he had far more in him than mere games ability, a modesty which was delightful and an outlook which was never unkind or over-critical. After a time with the Air Ministry, he was allowed to fly again to his great delight. After a number of successful raids he went over Germany again and the last that was heard of him was a wireless message which stopped suddenly. He was the best type of Officer.'
His housemaster, A.H. Trelawny-Ross, wrote in the Lyon House letter (July 1942): 'Kenneth Francis Ferguson was with us from 1925 to 1929. Cricket XI, Football XV, Squash team - he could play all games well and represented the Army in Egypt and elsewhere. But he had far more in him than games ability, a modesty which was delightful and an outlook which was never unkind or over-critical. After a time with the Air Ministry, he was allowed to fly again, to his great comfort. After a number of successful raids he went over Germany again and the last that was heard from him was a wireless message which stopped suddenly. He was the best type of Officer, as one would expect who knew his stock. "Our hearts are heavy, but our heads are high." It would be an impertinence to add anything.'
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