Ferris, Alfred William

Dates:

War Service:
Second Lieutenant ALFRED WILLIAM FERRIS of 2/3rd battalion London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) died of wounds on 5 March 1917, aged 23.

He joined the 9th Londons (Queen Victoria’s rifles) in April 1915 and was commissioned into the Fusiliers in December. He went to France in March 1916 but was invalided home in July. He returned to the Front in January 1917 and was mortally wounded on 4 March.

He is buried in Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the memorial at Haberdashers' Aske's school, New Cross and St Hilda’s church, Brockley.

Details:
He was born in Rotherhithe. He was the eldest son of Alfred and Emily Ferris of 147, Crofton Park Rd., Brockley. His father was a druggist. He was educated at Haberdashers school, Hatcham and before the war was employed as a clerk in the Bank of British North America.

Source:
CWGC; de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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