Robert McPherson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: March 1917
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: S/29629
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 6th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 36
  • Date of Death: 28.08.1917
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Bedford House Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Enclosure No4, XV.B.16.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Glasgow
  • Address: 22 Catherine Street, Dundee
  • Occupation:
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  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Jessie McPherson, 22 Catherine St, Dundee

  • Children:

More about Robert McPherson

Robert is believed to be a former pupil of Grove Academy, Broughty Ferry.
On 28 August 1917, S-29629 Pte. Robert M’Pherson, 6th Cameron Highlanders, was killed by a sniper, aged 36. He had only been at the front for six weeks.
His wife lived at 22 Catherine Street Dundee, and before the war he had been employed by Baxter Brothers for more than 20 years.
Pte. M’Pherson is buried in Bedford House Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.DUNDEE HIGHLANDER KILLED. Official intimation has been received by Mrs Robert McPherson, 22 Catherine Street, Dundee, that her husband, Private Robert McPherson, Cameron Highlanders, was killed by a sniper on August 28. Private McPherson, who was 36 years of age, enlisted in March, 1917, and had only been out at the front for six weeks.
Previous to enlistment Private McPherson was in the employment of Henry Boise & Co., Limited, for over 20 years. The Courier, Saturday, 22 September 1917, 3.

 

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