(Service number 78580)

Aliases Birth registered as MacPHERSON
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Date 22 January 1883 Place of Birth Morven

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Cave, Timaru
Occupation Shepherd
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married. One child
Next of Kin Mrs J. M. McPHERSON (wife), 19 Tainui Road, Andersons Bay, Dunedin
Religion Presbyterian
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Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
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Post-war Occupations

Stock agent


Date 2 September 1958 Age 75 years
Place of Death Balclutha
Memorial or Cemetery Balclutha Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Peter McPherson, 78580, was the son of Alexander and Elizabeth (Betsy, née Cunningham) McPherson. He attended the Waihao Native School at Waihao near Waimate.Peter married Jane McChesney Crombie on 7 November 1914 at Invercargill. Their daughter, Iris Anne McPherson, was born on 7 March 1918 at Timaru. Thomas was a brother of Neil who served in World War One and a cousin of Peter and Roger who served. His brother Thomas also enlisted.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [02 May 2017]

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