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Macpherson, John Ross M

Identification

Regimental number: 411064
Battalion / unit at enlistment: 1st Univ Co
U of S affiliation at enlistment: student
Killed, died or wounded: killed
Birth: 24 Mar 1890, Orangeville, ON, Canada
College Building memorial: First floor, southwest
Slide number(s): HR-1040

U of S attendance

Entry date College Left - date Left - reason Degree Degree - date Notes
1914 Arts 1918 grad B.A. 1918 maybe 1911

Military service - attestation

Volunteer/drafted: volunteer
Attestation place: Saskatoon
Attestation date: 16 Mar 1915
Present address: Saskatoon, SK
Occupation: student
Religion: Presbyterian
Age: 24 years, 11 months
Height (inches): 69.50
Chest expansion (inches): 35.50
Amount of expansion (inches): 2.00
Marks: small scar on rt breast and on centre of back

Military service - assignments

Group Type Location First known date Last known date Reason for end of assignment Notes
1st Univ Co           
PPCLI        1918 Aug 26 KIA

Rank

Rank Date Notes
Sergeant  
Lieutenant   not in CB List
Major  
Captain  

Decorations

Decoration type Notes
D.S.O.
Ment. in Desp.

Death

Date of death: 26 Aug 1918
Cause: killed in action
Location: Monchy

Family

Father: Macpherson, Dugald
Father's Address: Orangeville, ON, Canada (1915)

Non-military addresses

Address Occupation Earliest date Latest date Source Notes
Orangeville  student 1914 1915 U of S Calendar
Orangeville  student 1911 1913 U of S Calendar

Sources

National Archives reference: RG 150 Box 7184 - 46
College Building list #: 40
Roll of Honour list #: 139
Roll of Service (1928) #: 43
Long List #: 43

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