McPHERSON Robert
2/405 2nd Lieutenant, New Zealand Field Artillery, WW1
1143 Legion of Frontiersmen, New Zealand

CITATION
Military Cross
Gazetted 29 October 1915, p10733
For conspicuous gallantry during operations in the Gallipoli Peninsula on 27-28th August 1915.  His battery was heavily shelled by high explosive shells during an assault on Hill 60.  One gun was put out of action, and a piy containing over fifty high explosive shells became surrounded by blazing brushwood.  One slight explosion had already taken place when 2nd Lieutenant McPherson, at great personal risk, went down into the pit and assisted in extinguishing the fire.

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 28 January 1916, p1209
In connection with the operations described in General Ian Hamilton's despatch dated 11 December 1915.

KNOWN AWARDS
Military Cross
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Mention in Despatches

Gallipoli Lapel Badge
Gallipoli Medalion

NOTES
Born 1 Jan 1892 Dunedin, New Zealand
Died 22 Sep 1974 Christchurch, New Zealand
Buried
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