Macpherson, Ronald Charters


He was the son of Sir J Molesworth Macpherson and Lady Macpherson of Creag Dhu, Onich, Invernessshire. He came to Winchester from Mowden School, Brighton, and had entered for King’s College, Cambridge, but on the outbreak of war immediately volunteered and obtained a commission in the 256th Highland Brigade, R.F.A.

He went to France in June 1915, and served there continuously till his death on April 18th of wounds received in action at Ham-en-Artois while commanding his battery. He was mentioned in Despatches and received the congratulations of the Divisional General for excellent work extending over a long period: he had served for some months on the Brigade and Divisional Staffs. He took over the Fifeshire Battery of the Highland Brigade, a territorial unit and part of the famous 51st (Highland) Division.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Macpherson
  • Forenames or initials: Ronald Charters
  • House: H
  • Years in School: 1910-1912
  • Rank: Captain
  • Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
  • Date of Birth: 10th September 1896
  • Date of Death: 18th April 1918
  • How Died: Died of wounds
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer F5
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: LILLERS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NEAR BETHUNE: Grave B.34