Oban High School remembers Marine MacPherson

Oban High School pays tribute to former student Gordon MacPherson who was serving as a marine when he was killed in battle 40 years ago in The Falklands

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Oban High School staff and students paused to remember the life of  former pupil Marine Gordon MacPherson who died in battle 40 years ago in The Falklands.

Gordon grew up in Dunbeg and, along with his younger brother David, attended Dunbeg primary before joining Oban High School.

In 1982, just six months after becoming a marine, he was sent to the Falklands Islands which had been invaded by Argentina. As British forces tried to retake the Falklands Islands, Gordon was killed in battle after heavy fighting in treacherous conditions.

‘Marine MacPherson’s mother and young brother David still live in Oban and many people in our community remember this young man whose life was tragically cut short 40 years ago,’ said a spokesperson for the school.

 

Caption: Oban High School pays tribute to former student Gordon MacPherson who was serving as a marine when he was killed in battle 40 years ago in The Falklands
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