(Service number 7/1642)

Aliases Birth registered as MacPHERSON
First Rank Trooper Last Rank


Date 19 March 1873 Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Grey's Hills Station, Fairlie
Occupation Shepherd
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Alexander McPHERSON (father), Cave, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation (1) 7th Reinforcements; (2) New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship (1) Canterbury Mounted Rifles; (2) 9th Reinforcements, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, C Squadron
Date (1) 9 October 1915; (2) 14 January 1916
Transport (1) Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo; (2) Dalmore
Embarked From (1) Wellington; (2) Wellington Destination (1) Suez, Egypt; (2) Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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No information

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Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Overage and chronic rheumatism

Post-war Occupations



Date 16 September 1950 Age 78 years
Place of Death Timaru Hospital, Timaru
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 130, Plot 18
New Zealand Memorials Cave War Memorial (served overseas)

Biographical Notes

Neil McPherson was the son of Alexander and Elizabeth (Betsy, née Cunningham) McPherson. He attended the Waihao Native School at Waihao near Waimate. Neil was a cousin of Peter and Roger who served in World War One. His brothers Peter and Thomas also enlisted.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [02 May 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [02 May 2017]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) 02 May 2017]

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