(Service number 69417)

Aliases Birth registered as Rodger
First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 18 April 1893 Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Michael Street, Masterton
Occupation Bridge builder
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs D. McPHERSON (wife), York Street, Dannevirke
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 39th Reinforcements, B Company
Date 13 June 1918
Transport Athenic
Embarked From Destination Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

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Date 26 June 1958 Age 65 years
Place of Death Masterton
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Roger McPherson was the son of Neil and Mary Ann (née McIntyre) McPherson. Roger was a brother of Peter, 38202, who also served in World War One and a cousin of Neil who served. His cousins Peter and Thomas also enlisted.


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

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