Name:-   MacPherson, George Denis

Nationality:-    UK

Age :-   53

Rank:-   Major

Number:-  

Medal:-

Service:-   Army

Regiment / ship:-  13th Bn., Royal Scots

Date of death:-   26th September 1915

Cemetery / Memorial:-    Loos Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France

Area of cemetery / memorial :-    Panel 10 to 13

Family information:-    Son of Allan and Emma Macpherson of Blairgowrie.

Extra information:-    Served 23 years in the Royal Munster Fusiliers, was dangerously wounded in the South African Campaign, and mentioned in despatches.  Rejoined September 1914. See below.

Blairgowrie Advertiser 2nd October 1915 page 3

There is a large article on this page of the newspaper, which tells of the deaths of Mj. G.D. MacPherson; Captain W.F.Proctor; Private T. Craigie and Private John Tate.

Blairgowrie Advertiser 9th October, page 3.

Here is another large article on Maj. MacPherson and Captain J. Tait.

Blairgowrie Advertiser 16th October, 1915 page 7

A Memorial Service for Maj. MacPherson.

Blairgowrie Advertiser 6th November 1915 page 4

Here is a large article on the death of Emma MacPherson (his mother).  There is a lot of the MacPherson Genealogy mentioned.

A Military History of Perthshire 1899 - 1902

The entry reads....

"Macpherson, Capt. and Brevet Major George Denis ( 4th son of the late Allan Macpherson of Blairgowrie).  Educated at Winchester College and Royal Military College, Sandhurst.  Gazetted Lieut. The Royal Munster Fusiliers, 1882.  Promoted Capt. 1892.  Served in South African War 1899 - 1900, with 1st Batt. Munster Fusiliers, and took part in advance on Kimberley, 1899 - 1900, including action at Belmont, Enslin, Modder River, and Magersfontein; also in subsequent operations in Cape Colony; and Orange River Colony.  May to Nov. 1900, including actions at Lindley and Bethlehem - dangerously wounded (mentioned in despatches; brevet of Major; Queen's medal, with three clasps).  Still serving.

Confermations & Inventories 1915

MacPherson, George Den(n)is. 13 (Service) Bn.Royal Scots, was killed in action 26 September 1915, in France, testate. Confirmation granted at Perth, 1 Dec 1915 to Frances Eva MacPherson, Blairgowrie House, Blairgowrie, his sister. Executrix nominated in Will and deed, dated 1 July 1915, and recorded in Court Books of Commissariot of Perth, 29 , November 1915. Value of estate 4542. 0s 7d.

The value of the Estate in 2006 using average earnings ratio would have been 1,359,458. 45p.

Confermations & Inventories 1914

Emma Blake or MacPherson, Blairgowrie House, Blairgowrie, widow, died 5 November 1915, at Blairgowrie, testate. Confirmation granted at Perth, 23 August, to William Charles MacPherson, of Blairgowrie, His Honor Judge Alan Macpherson, of The Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire, and Ewan Francis Macpherson, 2 Doune Terrace, Edinburgh, Legal Member of the Local Government Board of Scotland, her sons, Executors nominated in Will and Deed, dated 22 September 1913, and recorded with another Writ in Court Books of Commissariot of Perth, 18 August 1916. Value of Estate, 4757, 16s 6d.

The value of the Estate in 2006 using average earnings ratio would have been 1,649,639.21p

 

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