Edith May Smith

Edith May Smith

Female 1893 - 1970  (77 years)

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  • Name Edith May Smith 
    Born 1893  Christchurrch, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Registration Number: 1893/853
      Family Name: Smith
      Given Name(s): Edith May
      Mother's Given: Marie Frederica
      Name(s) Father's Given: Alfred William
      (Births, Deaths and Marriages Online, New Zealand Government)

      Edith May MacPherson
      Allister Ewen Macpherson
      Alan Allister Macpherson (Son)
      372 Hereford Street, Christchurch

      Casualty
      Service Number:
      41211
      Name:
      Allister Ewen Macpherson
      Rank:
      Lieutenant
      Date of Birth:
      Not known
      Next of Kin:
      Mrs E.M. Macpherson (wife), 372 Hereford Street, Linwood, Christchurch, New Zealand
      Date of Enlistment:
      Not known
      Occupation on Enlistment:
      Motor salesman
      Armed Force:
      Army
      Unit:
      3 New Zealand (Rifle) Brigade, 2 Battalion
      Casualty Details
      Cause of Death:
      Died of wounds
      Date of Death:
      26 August 1918
      Day of Death:
      Monday
      Age at Death:
      26
      Conflict:
      WW1

      Embarkation Details
      Embarkation Body:
      New Zealand Rifle Brigade
      Embarkation Place:
      Wellington, New Zealand
      Embarkment Date:
      12 June 1917
      Transport:
      HMNZT 86
      Vessel:
      Maunganui
      Destination:
      Plymouth, England

      Text in italics supplied by Cenotaph Online, Auckland War Memorial Museum
      Cemetery
      Cemetery:
      Achiet-Le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension

      Last Employer was A.W. Smith, Christchurch)

      Son
      Flying-Officer Alan Allister MACPHERSON ? 28 years - Mrs MacPherson, Christchurch (mother) [Son of Lt. Allister Ewen Macpherson and Edith May Macpherson, of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand]

      Flying Officer Alan Allister MACPHERSON (2323) of the Royal New Zealand Air Force
      Death of Death 1945-09-24 Age : 28 years.

      Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry
      Aircraft Name: Dakota C-47B NZ 3526 Date of Crash: 24 Sep 45 Unit 40 Sqdn RNZAF Airfield /Crash Location , New Caledonia

      Served in 40 Sqdn RNZAF

      Burial/Commemoration Details : Panel 4. at Bourail Memorial, New Caledonia

      More Details: SON OF LT. ALLISTER EWEN MACPHERSON AND EDITH MAY MACPHERSON, OF CHRISTCHURCH, CANTERBURY, NEW ZEALAND.

      Service Number:
      2323
      Name:
      Alan Allister Macpherson
      Rank:
      Flying Officer
      Date of Birth:
      Not known
      Place of Birth:
      Christchurch, New Zealand
      Date of Enlistment:
      Not known
      Armed Force:
      Air Force
      Unit:
      Royal New Zealand Air Force

      Cause of Death:
      Accidental death on active service
      Date of Death:
      24 September 1945
      Day of Death:
      Monday
      Age at Death:
      28
      Conflict:
      WW2

      Embarkation Body:
      Royal New Zealand Air Force

      Text in italics supplied by Cenotaph Online, Auckland War Memorial Museum
      Cemetery:
      Bourail Memorial
      Cemetery Reference:
      Panel 4.
      Cemetery Location:
      New Caledonia

      Online Cenotaph


      Alan Allister Macpherson
      Died 24 September 1945
      PDF
      Service number 294838 AWMM
      NZ2323 AWMM
      Armed force / branch Air Force AWMM
      Last rank
      Flying Officer/Military AWMM
      Royal New Zealand Air Force, 40 Squadron AWMM
      War
      World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM


      Flying Officer MACPHERSON, ALAN ALLISTER

      Service Number 2323

      Died 24/09/1945

      Aged 28

      Royal New Zealand Air Force

      Son of Lt. Allister Ewen Macpherson and Edith May Macpherson, of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.

      Presbyterian marriage - Timaru. Alexander MACPHERSON, 35, married 16 March 1891 to Maria Gray, age 25.

      Birth: Allister Ewen Macpherson was born to Maria and Alexander Macpherson in 1892.

      He married Edith May Smith in 1916.

      Lieutenant A.E. Macpherson, NZRB, embarked 12 June 1917 and died of wounds near Pas de Calais, France 26 August 1918. Serial No. 41211. NOK: Mrs E.M. Macpherson (wife), 372 Hereford Street, Linwood, Christchurch.

      Edith May Smith - Macpherson from tree Stuart Family Tree
      Record information.
      Birth date/1893 city Christchurch Canterbury New Zealand
      Marriage year New Zealand
      Residence year city Christchurch Canterbury New Zealand
      Death year city Christchurch Canterbury New Zealand
      Record information.
      Father given name surname
      Mother given name surname
      Spouse Allister Ewen McPHERSON (Macpherson) (1892-year)

      Registration Number: 1892/2700
      Family Name: Macpherson
      Given Name(s: Allister Ewen
      Mother's Given Name Maria
      Name(s) Father's Given: Alexander
      1892/2700

      Press, 17 April 1918, Page 7
      Lieutenant Allister Ewen Macpherson (wounded) is the only son of Mr Alexander Macpherson, Fields Inspector, Department of Agriculture, Christchurch. Lieutenant Macpherson who is 20 years of age, and is married, was born at Longburn, near Palmerston North, and received his education at the East Christchurch and West Christchurch Schools. After leaving school he was for a time in the employ of Messrs Butterworth Brothers, warehousemen, and afterwards he was a clerk with Messrs J. Montgomery and Co., seed merchants. Later he was in the employ of Messrs A. W. Smith and Son, as a sales agent. Lieutenant Macpherson left the Dominion as officer commanding "G'' Company of the 26th Reinforcements. Mr Macpherson has received a cable message from his son from a hospital in France, stating that his wound is not serious.

      Ashburton Guardian, 10 September 1918, Page 4
      Lieutenant Allister McEwen Macpherson, killed in action on August 26, was the only son of Mr A. Macpherson, Director of Field Experiments for the South Island. Lieutenant Macpherson was an old Territorial, having earned his commission on April 15, 1912. He left New Zealand in command G Company of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade in the Twenty-sixth Reinforcements, and had seen about 15 months' service in France.

      Allister Ewen MacPherson was born on 8 Jan 1892

      Lieut Allister Ewen MacPherson
      Birth unknown
      Death 26 Aug 1918
      Burial
      Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension
      Achiet-le-Grand, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
      Plot III. P. 27
      Memorial ID 56388154

      Gravesite Details Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade. Died of wounds. Son of Alexander and Maria Macpherson, of Christchurch; husband of Edith May Macpherson, of 372 Hereford St., Christchurch, New Zealand. Age 26.

      Timaru Herald, 24 March 1891, Page 2 MARRIAGES.
      Macpherson-Gray. On the 16th March, at the residence of the bride, Otipua Road, by the Rev. W. Gillies, Alexander Macpherson, third son of the late William Macpherson, F.E.I.S., Strathtay, Perthshire, Scotland, to Maria, third daughter of the late Richard Gray, Leamington, Warwickshire, England.

      Otago Witness 17 December 1891, Page 18
      Mr Alexander Macpherson, late manager of the Land Company's Pareora Estate, has obtained the appointment of secretary to the Longburn Freezing Company, out of about 100 applicants.

      Feilding Star, 9 October 1895, Page 2
      Mr Alexander MacPherson has been appointed Official Liquidator of the Longburn Slaughtering and Freezing Company.
    Gender Female 
    Died 17 Dec 1970  Christchurrch, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Woodlawn Memorial Gardens Woodlawn Memorial Gardens Christchurch, Bew Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I16375  Hickey, List, Bundesen, Thomsen, Jensen, Jessen
    Last Modified 21 May 2020 

    Father Alfred William Smith,   b. Abt 1856, Gloster, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jul 1930, Christchurch, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Mother Amalia/ Maria Frederica Gotting/Bundesen,   b. Abt 1866 or 1863, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Mar 1927, Christchurch, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married 10 Jan 1882  St. Mary's Church, Timaru, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • B.D.Ms. from the Timaru Herald 1882 [Papers Past, New Zealand]
      SMITH- BUNDESEN: on the 10 January , at St. Mary's Church, Timaru,by the Rev. Thomas Flavel, Alfred William, second son of H.E.Smith, Gloster, England to Maria Fredericka, only daughter of B.P.Bundesen, Timaru. [B.D.m's from the Timaru Herald 1882.

      Name: William Alfred Smith
      Event Type: Marriage
      Event Date: 1882
      Event Place: New Zealand
      Gender:
      Spouse's Name: Maria Frederica Gotting
      Spouse's Gender:
      Registration Number: 1882/677
      New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966

      Registration Number: 1882/677
      Bride's Given: Maria Frederica
      Name(s) Bride's Family: Gotting
      Name Groom's Given: Alfred William
      Name(s) Groom's Family: Smith
      Name
      (Births, Deaths and Marriages Online, New Zealand Government)
    Family ID F1350  Group Sheet

    Family Allister Ewen/ McEwen MacPherson,   b. 8 Jan 1892, Christchurch, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1918, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years) 
    Married 1916  Christchurch, New Zezland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Registration Number: 1916/7671
      Bride's Given: Edith May
      Name(s) Bride's Family: Smith
      Name Groom's Given: Allister Ewen
      Name(s) Groom's Family: Macpherson
      (Births, Deaths and Marriages Online, New Zealand Government)
    Children 
     1. Alan Allister MacPherson,   b. 1917, Christchurch, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1945, New Caledonia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 
    Family ID F5859  Group Sheet

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    Edith May MacPherson
    Edith May MacPherson
    1892-17Dec 1970
    Woodlawn Memorial Gardens,
    477 Linwood Avenue
    Christchurch, Christchurch, Canterbury
    New Zealand


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