|Address||Willia Ploma Station, Gundagai, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||31|
|Next of kin||Brother, E A McPherson, Wilklia Ploma Station, Gungagai, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Lieutenant|
|Unit name||8th Light Horse Regiment, 10th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/13/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Major|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||8th Light Horse Regiment|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No 31938 (11 June 1920); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 72 (2 September 1920).
|Fate||Returned to Australia
Distinguished Service Order
'For gallantry and smart leadership at Tiberias on the 25th September, 1918. He was sent forward with his squadron in advance of the Brigade to reconnoitre, and, on finding the place lightly held, he made his disposals, quickly capturing the twon, and a number of prisoners and motor and horst transport. The information sent back enabled the advance to proceed more quickly than was anticipated.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He personally led the bombers under him until all the bombs were expended, and when compelled to retire to a ridge in rear he rallied his men and stemmed the advance of the enemy on two occasions. Thereupon reorganizing all the troops in the vicinity, he quickly made his portion of the line secure before the enemy could again attack. His gallantry, fine leadership and efficiency proved of the greatest value.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 191
|Other details||Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal|