Allister Ewen/ McEwen  MacPherson

Allister Ewen/ McEwen MacPherson

Male 1892 - 1918  (26 years)

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  • Name Allister Ewen/ McEwen MacPherson 
    Born 8 Jan 1892  Christchurch, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Registration Number: 1892/2700
      Family Name: Macpherson
      Given Name(s): Allister Ewen
      Mother's Given
      Name(s) Father's Given: Alexander
      (Births, Deaths and Marriages Online, New Zealand Government)
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Aug 1918  France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Press, 17 April 1918, Page 7
      Lieutenant Allister Ewen Macpherson (wounded) is the only son of Mr Alexander Macpherson, Fields Inspector, Department of Agriculture, Christchurch. Lieutenant Macpherson who is 20 years of age, and is married, was born at Longburn, near Palmerston North, and received his education at the East Christchurch and West Christchurch Schools. After leaving school he was for a time in the employ of Messrs Butterworth Brothers, warehousemen, and afterwards he was a clerk with Messrs J. Montgomery and Co., seed merchants. Later he was in the employ of Messrs A. W. Smith and Son, as a sales agent. Lieutenant Macpherson left the Dominion as officer commanding "G'' Company of the 26th Reinforcements. Mr Macpherson has received a cable message from his son from a hospital in France, stating that his wound is not serious.

      Ashburton Guardian, 10 September 1918, Page 4
      Lieutenant Allister McEwen Macpherson, killed in action on August 26, was the only son of Mr A. Macpherson, Director of Field Experiments for the South Island. Lieutenant Macpherson was an old Territorial, having earned his commission on April 15, 1912. He left New Zealand in command G Company of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade in the Twenty-sixth Reinforcements, and had seen about 15 months' service in France.

      Lieutenant Allister Ewen Macpherson
      New Zealand Rifle Brigade
      Date of death: 26/08/1918 (aged 26)
      Cemetery: ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
      Son of Alexander and Maria Macpherson, of Christchurch; husband of Edith May Macpherson, of 372, Hereford St., Christchurch, New Zealand.

    Buried Achiet-le-Grand, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Lieut Allister Ewen MacPherson
      Birth unknown
      Death 26 Aug 1918
      Burial
      Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension
      Achiet-le-Grand, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
      Plot III. P. 27
      Memorial ID 56388154

      Gravesite Details Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade. Died of wounds. Son of Alexander and Maria Macpherson, of Christchurch; husband of Edith May Macpherson, of 372 Hereford St., Christchurch, New Zealand. Age 26.
    Person ID I16378  Hickey, List, Bundesen, Thomsen, Jensen, Jessen
    Last Modified 20 May 2020 

    Father Alexander MacPherson,   b. 18 Sep 1855, Logierait, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1940, Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Maria Gray,   b. Abt 1864?, Cubbington, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1945, Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Married 24 Mar 1891  Timaru, South Island, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Timaru Herald, 24 March 1891, Page 2 MARRIAGES.
      Macpherson-Gray. On the 16th March, at the residence of the bride, Otipua Road, by the Rev. W. Gillies, Alexander Macpherson, third son of the late William Macpherson, F.E.I.S., Strathtay, Perthshire, Scotland, to Maria, third daughter of the late Richard Gray, Leamington, Warwickshire, England.
    Family ID F5860  Group Sheet

    Family Edith May Smith,   b. 1893, Christchurrch, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1970, Christchurrch, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 1916  Christchurch, New Zezland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Registration Number: 1916/7671
      Bride's Given: Edith May
      Name(s) Bride's Family: Smith
      Name Groom's Given: Allister Ewen
      Name(s) Groom's Family: Macpherson
      (Births, Deaths and Marriages Online, New Zealand Government)
    Children 
     1. Alan Allister MacPherson,   b. 1917, Christchurch, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1945, New Caledonia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 
    Family ID F5859  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Lieut Allister Ewen MacPherson.
    Lieut Allister Ewen MacPherson.
    Lieutenant A.E. Macpherson, NZRB, embarked 12 June 1917 and died of wounds near Pas de Calais, France 26 August 1918. Serial No. 41211. NOK: Mrs E.M. Macpherson (wife), 372 Hereford Street, Linwood, Christchurch.
    Lieutenant A.E. Macpherson
    Lieutenant A.E. Macpherson
    Lieutenant
    Allister Ewen Macpherson

    Lieutenant MACPHERSON, ALLISTER EWEN

    Service Number 41211

    Died 26/08/1918

    Aged 26

    2nd Bn. 3rd
    New Zealand Rifle Brigade

    Son of Alexander and Maria Macpherson, of Christchurch; husband of Edith May Macpherson, of 372, Hereford St., Christchurch, New Zealand.



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