(Service number 38202)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 2 December 1887 Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 2 Ingestre Street, Wanganui
Occupation Motor driver
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Neil McPHERSON (father), York Street, Dannevirke
Religion Presbyterian
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Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Reinforcements H Company
Date 16 February 1917
Transport Navua
Embarked From Destination Devonport, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
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Date 5 September 1920 Age 32 years
Place of Death
Cause Result of gunshot wound self-inflicted
Memorial or Cemetery Archer Street Cemetery, Masterton
Memorial Reference Row 2, Plot PM
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Peter McPherson, 38202, was the son of Neil and Mary Ann (née McIntyre) McPherson. Peter was a brother of Roger who also served in World War One and a cousin of Neil who served. His cousins Peter and Thomas also enlisted. peter is buried in the Archer Street Cemetery, Masterton, with his father.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [02 May 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [02 May 2017]

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