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metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.title: Ronald MacPherson
Also known as: MacPherson, Ronald Horace
Rank: Lieutenant
Place of Birth: Manchester (England)
Next of Kin: Sarah - Wife ; "Cluny" Dumaresque Road, Rose Bay, N.S.W.
Biographical notes: Born 15 April 1875, the son of Hugh Macpherson, bookkeeper and Alice Emma nee Clarkson. At the time of his death he was survived by his wife Sarah, of Turramurra, his daughter Margaret Helen and his son Ronald Horace.
Occupation: Surveyor and Explorer
Date of Enlistment: 21-Apr-1916
Age at Enlistment: 42
Place of Enlistment: Sydney (N.S.W.)
Unit: 3rd. Battalion, Imperial Camel Corp
Service: Australian Imperial Force
Date of Death: 1930-05-02
Place of Death: Meto Plantation, Witu (P.N.G)
Service History: MacPherson was part of the Matabele Relief Force in1896 and Brabant's Horse, a Light Horse Regiment, in 1900. He embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A68 'Anchises' 24 August 1916. He returned to Australia 1 September 1917 and embarked again from Melbourne on board HMAT A73 'Commonwealth' 2 October 1917. Discharged from duty 11 November 1918.
Related link: Randwick to Hargicourt : history of the 3rd battalion, A.I.F. by Eric Wren. Sydney : Ronald G. McDonald, 1935.
"Harry Pott's Letter", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 20 April 1916: p.12.
Nominal Roll
Sand, sweat and camels by George F. and Edmee M. Langley. Kilmore, Vic. : Lowden Publishing, 1976.
Darwin Returned Servicemens' League (RSL) : A Concise History of its Conception and Development by Clive Francis Geddes. Darwin : Clive Francis Geddes, 2011: p.53.
Service Record
Unit War Diary - 1st Light Horse
Embarkation Roll - 1st Pioneer Battalion
Embarkation Roll - 1st Light Horse
"Our Boys at the Front", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 10 May 1917: p.20.
Unit War Diary - 3rd Battalion, Imperial Camel Corp
metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.subject.*: ANZAC
World War, 1914-1918 -- Northern Territory
Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- History
Appears in Collections:Returned ANZACs

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