Biography

Birth date: 13 April 1917
Birth place: New Zealand: North Island, Wellington
Death date: 21 December 1988
Death place: Australia: Australian Capital Territory, Canberra
Final rank: Colonel
Service number: 237507 - Korea, 1950-1953
NX2654 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Units:
  • 7 Division
  • 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment
  • 2/1st Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 2/2nd Australian Infantry Battalion

Rolls and Awards

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Military Cross

  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Military Cross

  • Unit: 2/2nd Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 7 Division
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment
  • Conflict: Korea, 1950-1953

Collection Items

Private Record

Heraldry

Pile lined field jacket : Lieutenant Colonel I B Ferguson, 3 Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment

American Army pile field jacket as issued to Australian forces during the Korean War. The jacket is made of olive green cotton poplin with machine knitted woollen cuffs and collar. The body is lined with olive green synthetic fleece, while the sleeves are lined with woollen fabric. There is a front...

REL/02599

Photograph

065156

MALANDA, QLD. 1944-03-11. THE GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, 6TH DIVISION, VX17 MAJOR GENERAL J.E. STEVENS, DSO, ED., DISCUSSING "DOUGLAS EXERCISE" WITH HIS STAFF AROUND A SAND TABLE AT THE 6TH DIVISION HEADQUARTERS. SHOWN ARE:- VX17 MAJOR GENERAL J.E.S. STEVENS, DSO, ED., (1); NX2654 MAJOR I.B....

065156

065157

WONDECLA, QLD. 1944-03-17. THE GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, 6TH DIVISION, VX17 MAJOR GENERAL J.E.S. STEVENS, DSO, ED., DISCUSSING "DOUGLAS EXERCISE", WITH HIS STAFF, AROUND A SAND TABLE AT THE 6TH DIVISION HEADQUARTERS. SHOWN ARE:- VX17 MAJOR GENERAL J.E.S. STEVENS, DSO, ED., (1); NX2654 MAJOR I.B....

065157

Timeline

Date of birth 1917-04-13
Date commissioned 1940 Lieutenant.
Other units 1940 2/2nd Battalion.
Other units 1946 - 1950 British Commonwealth Occupation Force.
Other units 1951 - 1951 Commanding Officer 3rd Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment.
Other 1962 - 1967 Joint Secretary, Joint Planning Committee and Chiefs of Staff Committee.
Other 1967 Retired.
Date of death 1988-12-21