The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Brigadier Maurice Alfred Fergusson

Fergusson, Maurice Alfred

Brigadier

* 5th of December 1895

† 27th of September 1975

Promotions

1939-06-10 Lieutenant-Colonel
1942-04-06 Temporary Brigadier
1942-09-01 Colonel
1945-10-16 Granted the Honorary rank of Brigadier

Service

1939-02-01 1939-10-12 Commanding Officer 8th Light Horse
1939-10-13 1941-05-15 Commanding Officer 2nd/6th Divisional Reconnaissance Regiment
1941-05-15 Wounded
1942-01-15 1942-03-07 Commanding Officer 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion
1942-04-06 1942-04-22 Commanding Officer 1st Australian Amoured Brigade
1942-04-23 1944-01-20 Commanding Officer 2nd Australian Amoured Brigade
1943-01-28 1943-02-24 Acting General Officer Commanding 3rd Australian Amoured Division
1943-03-03 1943-03-06 Acting General Officer Commanding 3rd Australian Amoured Division
1943-08-21 1943-10-01 Acting General Officer Commanding 3rd Australian Amoured Division
1944-01-21 1944-08-17 Commanding Officer 2nd Australian Infantry Brigade
1944-08-18 1945-10-10 Commanding Officer 8th Australian Infantry Brigade [New Guinea - Wewak]
1945-10-16 Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Paul Godley