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Private Ian Ferguson Memorial Window, Gunnedah

Private Ian Ferguson Memorial Window, Gunnedah
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Private Ian Ferguson Memorial Window, Gunnedah
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Exterior of St Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Gunnedah
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Description / Background

This stained glass window is dedicated to Private Ian Ferguson, service number NX40520, who served in the Second World War. The main image is of Christ, shown kneeling below a stylised tabernacle. A broken rope is by his side, which is a Christian symbol of death. The Gothic shape of the window is emphasised by a border of green anemone flowers, which are a Christian symbol for the blood shed by saints. 

Reverend Lyle Sims, Reverend of the church in 2021, advised the window was dedicated when the church itself was dedicated. The North Western Courier, 24 March 1955, wrote Governor of NSW Lt. General Sir John Northcott was to visit Gunnedah to officially open the new church on Sunday, 27 March.

Ferguson was born on 13 June 1920 at Breeza, NSW, and enlisted on 25 June 1940 at nearby Tamworth. As a Private in the 2/18 Australian Infantry Battalion, he died on 14 February 1942 at Singapore.

The memorial is located in the foyer of the church and access is restricted to its opening hours.

Inscription

Thy Will Be Done
To the Glory of God & in loving remembrance of
IAN FERGUSON
Killed at Singapore Feb 1942

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
Private Ian Ferguson Second World War, 1939–45 NX40520 Australian Army - Second Australian Imperial Force (2nd AIF) view

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Address
St Andrew's Presbyterian Church
Cnr Barber and Marquis Streets
Gunnedah NSW 2380
Local Government Area
Gunnedah Shire
Setting
Building – inside
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
Stained glass window
Recorded by
Graham Wilson
Year of construction
1954–1955
Conflict/s
Second World War, 1939–45
Materials
Glass