Alan Duncan Leslie Macpherson

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Commander (retired) Alan Duncan Leslie Macpherson, D.S.C. (7 December, 1894 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of barrister at law Alan Macpherson, Esq..

His first appointment was a lengthy one to the battleship H.M.S. St. Vincent of te First Battle Squadron, lasting from 1912 to 17 March 1915. At the end of April, he was sent to the battleship Ajax, in which he fought at the Battle of Jutland.

Macpherson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 September, 1916.

On 8 November 1916 he was sent to Dolphin for submarine service. Macpherson served in C 19 for four months in early 1917, then five months in E 55 and finally six and half months in H 4, after which he was assigned for general submarine service out of Adamant and then Dolphin.

When the war ended, he spent eight months in command of two "E" class submarines before reverting to unspecified submarine service.

After being medically examined in August, Macpherson was judged unsuitable for submarine service due to a history of colic and jaundice. He was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 9 September 1920, Macpherson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 September, 1924.

World War II

Macpherson served very briefly under the Naval Officer in Charge, Dover in September-October, 1938 and at Sheerness as Staff Officer, Operations and Intelligence in August 1939.

He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 8 May, 1944.

See Also

Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Christopher P. Satow
Captain of H.M.S. E 56
6 Mar, 1919 – 23 May, 1919
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Edgar H. Dolphin
Captain of H.M.S. E 41
24 May, 1919 – 17 Nov, 1919
Succeeded by
Henry N. Lake
Preceded by
David M. Fell
Captain of H.M.S. E 31
1 Feb, 1920[1] – 9 Sep, 1920[2]
Succeeded by
Victor C. Dorman-Smith
Preceded by
Anthony G. Cunard
Captain of H.M.S. E 35
1 Feb, 1920[3] – 9 Sep, 1920[4]
Succeeded by
Victor C. Dorman-Smith
Preceded by
Maurice W. Bailward
Captain of H.M.S. E 39
1 Feb, 1920[5] – 9 Sep, 1920[6]
Succeeded by
Victor C. Dorman-Smith
Preceded by
Paul L. Eddis
Captain of H.M.S. E 32
1 Feb, 1920[7] – 9 Sep, 1920[8]
Succeeded by
Victor C. Dorman-Smith
Preceded by
George A. C. Sharp
Captain of H.M.S. E 23
1 Feb, 1920[9] – 9 Sep, 1920[10]
Succeeded by
Victor C. Dorman-Smith
Preceded by
Charles G. N. Graham
Captain of H.M.S. E 38
1 Feb, 1920[11] – 9 Sep, 1920[12]
Succeeded by
Victor C. Dorman-Smith
Preceded by
Henry N. Lake
Captain of H.M.S. E 41
1 Feb, 1920[13] – 9 Sep, 1920[14]
Succeeded by
Victor C. Dorman-Smith
Preceded by
Alexander L. P. Mark-Wardlaw
Captain of H.M.S. E 40
1 Feb, 1920[15] – 9 Sep, 1920[16]
Succeeded by
Victor C. Dorman-Smith
Preceded by
Douglas M. Hervey-Macleay
Captain of H.M.S. E 27
1 Feb, 1920[17] – 9 Sep, 1920[18]
Succeeded by
Victor C. Dorman-Smith

Footnotes

  1. Macpherson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/52. f. 52.
  2. Macpherson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/52. f. 52.
  3. Macpherson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/52. f. 52.
  4. Macpherson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/52. f. 52.
  5. Macpherson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/52. f. 52.
  6. Macpherson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/52. f. 52.
  7. Macpherson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/52. f. 52.
  8. Macpherson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/52. f. 52.
  9. Macpherson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/52. f. 52.
  10. Macpherson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/52. f. 52.
  11. Macpherson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/52. f. 52.
  12. Macpherson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/52. f. 52.
  13. Macpherson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/52. f. 52.
  14. Macpherson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/52. f. 52.
  15. Macpherson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/52. f. 52.
  16. Macpherson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/52. f. 52.
  17. Macpherson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/52. f. 52.
  18. Macpherson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/52. f. 52.