|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Korumburra, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Father, Ewan Lachlan McPherson, 11 Warburton Street, East Brunswick, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served for 4 years in the Cadets.|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||29th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/46/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||29th Battalion|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of burial||Thistle Dump Cemetery (Row E, Grave No II), Longueval, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 14 March 1916; disembarked Suez, 15 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 10 July 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France (date not recorded); taken on strength, 29th Bn, in the field, 8 August 1916.
Admitted to 103rd Field Ambulance, 30 September 1916 (influenza); discharged to unit, 2 October 1916; rejoined Bn, in the field, 3 October 1916.
Wounded in action, 26 October 1916.
Died of wounds, 26 October 1916.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||True age at embarkation: 16.Family name various spelled MACPHERSON/McPHERSON.|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, McPHERSON Colin Hector
Red Cross File 1970210K