Frederick George Ferris, MC Welch Regiment

1883 Aug 10. Born Devizes, Wilts

1891 census at 8, Northgate Street, Saint Mary, Devizes

1897 Jan 8. He attests to 3rd Wiltshire Militia Regt, he is 14 years old.

1901 census . His mother is a widow at Devizes with 3 of her children, but Frederick is not at home. I assume he is in South Africa

1911 census at Head Quarters Orange Free State District And School Of Musketry South Africa, Lance Sergeant, 1st Wiltshire Regt, married born 1884

1917 Nov 7. Commissioned. The undermentioned Wt. and N.C.O.s to be 2nd Lts. for service in the Field: — R.W. Fus. Clr. Serjt. Frederick George Ferris, from Welsh R.

1919 Jan 11. MC Gazetted "2nd Lt. Frederick George Ferris, R.W. Fus., attd. 24th Bn., T.F. He led his platoon forward with gallantry and cool determination. Inspired by his splendid example his men never faltered, but advanced to the final objective in the face of heavy artillery and machine-gun fire and captured many prisoners. He personally rushed a machine-gun post which was offering a strong resistance, and shot two gunners with his revolver."

1919 May 29. R.W. Fus. 2nd Lt. F. G. Ferris, M.C., retires, receiving a gratuity.

1920 Dec 13. Joined ADRIC with service no 1221. Posted to L Coy.

1921 Feb 14 Promoted Section Leader

1921 Apr 7. Promoted Platoon Commander.

1921 Jun 16. Involved in Rathcoole Ambush and gave evidence at inquiry. Slightly wounded £40 compensation

1922 Jan 20. Discharged at demobilisation of ADRIC

1933 Jan 2. The undermentioned having attained the age limit of liability to recall, cease to belong to the Res. of Off.: — R.W. Fus.—2nd Lt. F. G. Ferris, M.C.

1939 Register at Newborn Net Oayle Road , Uxbridge U.D., Middlesex. Living with wife Ellen C. He is a General Clerk

1960 Jan/Mar Died Uxbridge, M'sex aged 76

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