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Thomas Riversdale Colyer-Fergusson
Birth: Feb. 18, 1896
Death: Jul. 31, 1917

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in London England, he was Second Lieutenant serving as a Acting Captain in the 2nd Battalion, The Northamptonshire Regiment, British Army. During operations at the Battle of Pilckem Ridge Belgium, on July 31, 1917, Captain Colyer-Fergusson assisted by an Orderly, attacked and captured an enemy machine gun. He then turned it on the attacking assailants, killed many and a large number were driven into the hands of an adjoining British unit. Later assisted by a Sergeant, he again attacked and captured a second enemy machine gun. He was soon joined by other portions of his company and was enabled to consolidate his position. Shortly afterwards, he was killed by a sniper. For most conspicuous bravery, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross on September 6, 1917. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Menin Road South Cemetery
Ypres (Ieper)
Arrondissement Ieper
West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
 
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Record added: Oct 29, 2003
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