(Service number 73512)

Aliases Birth registered as MacPHERSON
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Date 22 February 1887 Place of Birth Morven

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Domain View, Te Aroha
Occupation Traveller
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs J. McPHERSON (wife), Cave P.O., via Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
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Post-war Occupations

Grain salesman


Date 15 July 1963 Age 76 years
Place of Death Timaru
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 51, Plot 269
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Thomas McPherson was the son of Alexander and Elizabeth (Betsy, née Cunningham) McPherson. Thomas married Emily Beatrice Graham on 23 March 1916 at Pleasant Point. Thomas was a brother of Neil who served in World War One and a cousin of Peter and Roger who served. His brother Peter also enlisted.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [02 May 2017]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [02 May 2017]

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