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CWGC Appeal for relatives - August 2017
« on: Thursday 10 August 17 10:56 BST (UK) »
Commonwealth Graves Commission would like to make contact with any relatives of Pvt Alexander McPherson - East Lancashire Regiment - Alexander born 3/5/ 1883 to Hugh Lyon Playfair McPherson and his second wife Mary Elizabeth Arundell.

Alexander McPherson listed on FIND A GRAVE - with a bio buried Linthorpe Cemetery, Middlesbrough.

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=142511095&ref=acom


Linthorpe Cemetery  Linthorpe Middlesbrough Unitary Authority North Yorkshire, England
Plot: Grave 6440C.

Parents Hugh and Mary also buried in this Cemetery. Hugh passed away  24 April 1928 - Carlin How, Yorkshire. Probate 8 May 1928 - London - to Charles Hugh McPherson (general manager) and Elizabeth May (widow)
Elizabeth was married to Albert May - the 1911 census shows 8 children and brother William McPherson.

Both Charles Hugh McPherson and his father are mentioned on the Pension record of Alexander - Hugh lived at 10 Windsor Street Middlesbrough and Chrles at South bank Road Middlesbrough.

Charles Hugh McPherson born about 1870 Poplar London and was a half brother to Alexander. Charles also buried Linthorpe Cemetery.
Charles lived with his grandparents in 1881 - 6 Crew Street Poplar, Middlesex.
Charles McPherson married Mary Dunkerley - March 1892 - Middlesbrough - 9d 703
Member of Grand Lodge of England Free Masons - North York Lodge Middlesbrough 1911.
Charles passed away 19 October 1936 - no clues from probate entry.

Father was widowed for a second time by 1900 and appears on the census with 3 of his sons but no Alexander.

24 Smithfield Road, Middleborough Yorkshire - 1901

Hugh McPherson   48 Born Scotland. Roller at iron Works.
Archibald McPherson   15 Donald McPherson   14 William McPherson   10
Edith Dobson   20 Domestic Servant.

Archibald McPherson 1885 - 1958 married Catherine O Leary - 1886 - 1941
This couple had a daughter Mary Elizabeth McPherson who married Thomas Lapsley Boswell Middleton 1920–1986.  This union had 2 sons, one of which John Kenneth Middleton
1944–1987 - born 4 July 1944 - Middlesbrough, Yorkshire. passed away  2 October 1987 - Guisborough, Yorkshire. John was married with at least 1 daughter.  (Have made contact with a relative from this line)


If you are related to the above casualty and can provide CWGC with documentation, please contact the UKNA Technical Team.

http://www.cwgc.org/news-events/news/2017/8/appeal-for-relatives-august-2017.aspx

Have contacted a relative thru ancestry.

Sandra

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Re: CWGC Appeal for relatives - August 2017
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 10 August 17 11:44 BST (UK) »
Looking at the May family - Annie Elizabeth McPherson had married  Albert May - they had a son Raymond William May - 29/10/1894 - Raymond passed away March 1965 -  Middlesbrough, Yorkshire North Riding. Raymond married Margaret Elizabeth Marley in 1925 - at Guisborough Yorkshire.
Margaret 1894–1944 - born April 1894 -  Brotton, Guisborough, Yorkshire North Riding
passed away December 1944 - Cleveland, Yorkshire North Riding. This coup;le had 2 daughters and a son. Elsie May born 1926 married Stanley Peacock and passed away 2017 Redcar.

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Re: CWGC Appeal for relatives - August 2017
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 12 August 17 06:03 BST (UK) »
Sandra - have been put on to your link via Maggie whose asked me to respond on our joint behalves.
We're both related to Alexander McPherson.  My link is through Alexander's half brother - John Thomas Macpherson (yes he spelt the name differently as we've continued to do so!). 
Hugh Lyon Playfair McPherson was born c1848 in Kirkcaldy, Fife, 8th son of James McPherson and Ann Don.  The family appear to have been living in Dunning, Perthshire but then moved around over several years.  They eventually moved down to London - Isle of Dogs.
Hugh married 3 times.  His first marriage was to Rebecca Luke (born 1848) and they had 2 boys and  a girl.  Elizabeth born 1868, Charles Hugh born 1870 and John Thomas born 1872.  Sadly Rebecca died in 1875 of typhoid. 
Hugh married a second time, as you've noted, to Mary Elizabeth Arundell and they went on to have 6 children of their own,   Alexander being their second born. 
Whilst I live in New Zealand, relatives in Middlesbrough had notified about this enquiry and we're now in touch with Mo Russell of CWGC and cousin John is acting on behalf of us.
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Re: CWGC Appeal for relatives - August 2017
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 12 August 17 21:25 BST (UK) »
Thank you for your reply.  Pleased you are in touch with Mo Russell of CWGC.
A number of relatives have been found since this project was launched to honour the hundreds of “forgotten” soldiers from both world wars who are not currently commemorated because many of those overlooked died of wounds or illness, away from the front line.

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Re: CWGC Appeal for relatives - August 2017
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 12 August 17 22:10 BST (UK) »
Well done Sandra.  :)