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Walter James McPHERSON

Date of birth10 July 1891
Place of birthSouth Yarra, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationClerk
Address10 Tyrone Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, David McPherson, 10 Tyrone Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name59th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 1 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Corps Routine Orders


Recommendation date: 15 July 1918

FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Other detailsServed in Egypt and France. Mother: Matilda (nee Varey) McPherson. Served as Recruiting Officer at Caulfield race course and later as demob officer at Collingwood Town Hall for World War II.
Date of death1 January 1966 in Concord Hospital
Place of burialNorthern Suburbs Crematorium, NSW, 4 January 1966

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