I came across information on John in the Tay Valley Family History magazine .
His name was in a list of Scottish people buried in the General Protestant Cemetery, St. John's, Newfoundland.
The memorial is as below:-
ROY. In loving memory of 2nd Lieut. John Roy, aged 27 years, husband of Jeanette H. Ferguson also Sgert. Stewart Small aged 25 years Fst. Battn. Royal NFLD Regiment killed in France July 1st. 1916, sons of Daniel and Isa S. Ferguson late of Coupar Angus Scotland, 'Their Names Livith Forever More' . Also their son David Scott Ferguson died May 1st. 1938 aged 44 ' I know God has a place for me'. Also their mother Is a S. Ferguson died May 18th 1948 aged 88 years. Daniel Ferguson died Nov. 26th 1949 aged 88 years.
The Monumental Inscription seems to start with the name Roy, this is John's second name, and all other records I have found give him the last name of Ferguson.
I think the Ferguson family must have emigrated to Canada between 1891, when I have them living in Dundee, and 1901, when they are nowhere to be found in Scotland.
I Cannot find Stewart or John Roy on either the CWGC site, or in the online Canadian attestation papers.
These are the following census details that I have found dealing with Isabella and Daniel when they were younger...
Campbell Street, Coupar Angus, Perthshire
Isabella Small, grandaughter, 12, at school, b. Coupar Angus, Angus
John Symington, head, 55, general labourer, b. Coupar Angus
Margaret Symongton, wife, 51, b. Coupar Angus
Ann Symington, daughter, 30, stram loom weaver, b. Coupar Angus
Jessie Symington, daughter, 19, stram loom weaver
Elizabeth symington, daughter, 16, stram loom weaver
Jemmia Symington, daughter, 14, stram loom weaver
Andrew Watson, grandfather, grandpa, 87, formerly mason, b. Ruthven, Forfarshire
John Watson, great grandchild, 8, b. Large, Rosshire
Townhead, Coupar Angus
John Ferguson, head, 45, powerloom Fenter (linen), b. Coupar Angus
Helen Ferguson, wife, 44, fenter's wife, b. Coupar Angus
Sarah Ferguson, daughter, 18, powerloom weaver, b. Coupar Angus
Helen Ferguson, daughter, 13, powerloom, b. Coupar Angus
Daniel R Ferguson, son, 9, scholar, b. Coupar Angus
Margaret Ferguson, daughter, 6, scholar, b. Coupar Angus
Janet R Ferguson, daughter, 3, b. Coupar Angus
Hay Street, Coupar Angus
John Ferguson, head, 55, power loom tenter, b. Coupar Angus
Hellen Ferguson, wife, 54, b. Coupar Angus
Daniel Ferguson, son, 19, joiner, b. Coupar Angus
Margaret Ferguson, daughter, 16, linen weaver, b. Coupar Angus
Jessie Ferguson, daughter, 13, assistant nurse, b. Coupar Angus
16 Baffin Street, Dundee, Angus
Daniel Ferguson, head, 21, joiner, b. Coupar Angus, Forfarshire
Isabella Ferguson, wife, 30, b. Carmyllie, Forfarshire
Mabel Ferguson, daughter, 3, b. Monifieth, Forfarshire
John Ferguson, son, 1, b. Dundee
Stewart Ferguson, son, 2 months, b. Dundee
William Ferguson, visitor, 23, engine fitter, b. Arbroath, Forfarshire
For John Roy Ferguson -
|882||2nd Lt||Ferguson, J. Roy||1 Jul 1916|
At the time of their deaths their parents were living at 273, Southside Road, St. John's. John's wife Jeanette was living in Grand Falls.