Included on the “List of former Scholars of this School (Barnard Castle National Boys' School) now serving with His Majesty's Forces.”
Number on the admission register - 1858
Teesdale Mercury 28.07.1915 - Page 4
Private John Ferguson describes the "finest trenches he has seen". But he was hit by a piece of shrapnel on the leg while writing the letter.
Teesdale Mercury 04.08.1915 - Page 6
Private John Ferguson sent a piece of shrapnel and 2 Belgian coins as souvenirs