Angus McPherson DSO, MC, DCM

1890 Dec 10. Born at Cardross, the illegitimate son of Isabella Barclay McPherson, the eldest daughter of Dugald McPherson

1891 census at Cardross, Dumbartonshire

Name Age
Dugald McPherson 45
Elizabeth McPherson 38
Isabella B McPherson 19
Catherine McPherson 18
Alexander McPherson 13
Marion McPherson 9
Mary A McPherson 8
George A McPherson 6
Dugald McPherson 5
John A McPherson 4
Flora McPherson 3
Jane McI McPherson 1
Angus McPherson 3 Mo

1901 census at Monarouadh, Cardross, Dumbartonshire

1914 Aug 13. Landed in France

1915 Feb 4. Commissioned 2nd Lt A & S. Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders), Serjeant Angus McPherson, from Scots Guards. 1915.

1915 Apr 1. DCM Gazetted

1916 Jan 2. Promoted Lt

1918 Sep 13 . MC gazetted. Lt. (A./Capt.) Angus McPherson, D.C.M., Arg. & Suth'd Highrs. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This officer, in command of a counter-attacking company of machine guns, brought them into action with great skill and inflicted enormous casualties on the enemy. In the subsequent retirement he displayed splendid fighting qualities, time after time delaying the enemy's advance, his example encouraging all to resist to the utmost.

1919 . Churchill's Crusade: The British Invasion of Russia 1918 to 1920 "(Lt General) Shilling resigned his appointment and left the defence of Odessa in the hands of some ill-disciplined Ukrainian Nationalists. In fact the only men in the defence line were a Captain Macpherson and the men of the (British Military) mission's Kiev machine gun school which had been operating at Odessa, together with a small body of White Russians. When all was lost , this small force and the Mission detachment staff were able to withdraw from the port in good order under the guns of British warships....

1920 Sep 27 DSO Gazetted

1920 Dec 6. Joins ADRIC with service no 1169. Posted to B Coy

1921 Jan 27. Permitted to resign.

1927 Jun 11. Lands in Canada from UK. With wife Isabella and 4 children (3 of the children born in Helensburgh)

1939 Jan 25. Ceases to belong to Reserve of Officers because of age. A. & S.H.—Maj. A. McPherson, D.S.O., M.C., D.C.M.

1969 Jan 4. Died Vancouver