McPherson, Donald

Regimental Number: 101540
Rank: Lance Corporal
Branch: 49th Battalion

Donald was born in Crathie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland on July 10, 1883. He came to the Grande Prairie area in 1910 and filed on a homestead at 33-72-5-W6. Donald enlisted in the Canadian Army in November of 1915. In June of 1917, he received a shrapnel wound to his right arm. After the war, Donald returned to his homestead and a few years later married Mary Edemson. They retired to Nanaimo, BC in 1945, where Donald died in April of 1964.

Sources: Smoky River to Grande Prairie pg. 291