Thomas Riversdale Colyer-Fergusson

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Thomas Riversdale Colyer-Fergusson VC (18 February 1896 – 31 July 1917) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

Born in London in February 1896 to Thomas Colyer Colyer Fergusson and the late Beatrice Stanley.

Colyer-Fergusson was 21 years old, and an acting captain in the 2nd Battalion, The Northamptonshire Regiment, British Army when performed the deed on 31 July 1917 at Bellewaarde, Belgium which earned him the Victoria Cross. He was shot dead by a sniper that day.

His Victoria Cross is displayed at the Museum of The Northamptonshire Regiment (48th & 58th Foot), Northampton, England and he is buried in Menin Road South Military Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery.

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  • No Time to Spare? A History of Summer Fields War Dead (Chris Sparrow, 2006)http://www.summerfields.oxon.sch.uk/user_pages/no_time_to_spare/NTTS.php



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