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G. McPherson, did he die of wounds?

 
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DelBoy



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:15 pm    Post subject: G. McPherson, did he die of wounds? Reply with quote

After recent research on a "non-comm" I had a wee look over some of my postings at our sister site SWGP.

A man mentioned on a family gravestone as having died of wounds is not on CWGC or SNWM to the best of my (limited) searching capabilities. I thought I'd do a ScotlandsPeople search but couldn't find him on any variations of his name or date of death. He is not on the towns War Memorial or RoH book either.

He's a bit of a mystey, I now want to know where he died, if not in Scotland, and of what.

Name: George McPherson
Died: 27 March 1921
Age: 26

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:13 pm    Post subject: G. McPherson, did he die of wounds? Reply with quote

Derek

No sign of him died in Scotland or overseas. Which cemetery is this?
More info required to progress this on.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is in the Eastern Cemetery in Arbroath.

I had a look in the library through old local newspapers for a month or so after the date of death and found no mention of him in an article or obituary.

Most curious.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In Davids roll of honour entry it mentions George too was in action during the battle of Jutland aboard a destroyer.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking up the muster roll as of xmas 1915 for Arbroath & area there's two George McPherson's listed.

George McPherson of 37 Green Street listed as serving in The Royal Naval Reserve.

The second George McPherson of Rossie Street is listed as serving in The Royal Navy.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Derek - hope this doesn't confuse the issue but I was looking for service records for George and David on the N/Archices site
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/browse-refine.asp?searchType=browserefine&query=last_name%3Dmcpherson&catID=15&pageNumber=1&queryType=1&mediaArray=*
and although I found a George (born Aberdeen) and a David (born Stonehaven) the dates were all wrong.
However a date that did fit was for Henry McPherson, born Berryhillock, Kincardine 28/8/1884 - making him about 22 in 1907.
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