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I am Lieutenant Colonel Ian Macpherson McCulloch, a serving Canadian army officer, a professional military historian and an amateur genealogist. For the past two years I've been on but have been dabbling in genealogy for the past 35 years. I have just recently joined the Find a Grave community as I research and explore my mother's side of the family. Family names include Macpherson, Horner, Preston, Smith, Jackson, Earl and Baxter.

I find that gravestones are an useful adjunct to the sometimes confusing and erroneous public records. Names and dates on the carved stones of loved ones who have recently departed tend to be more accurate as they are carved in a permanent medium for posterity and family members want to ensure the information is as accurate as possible. Monuments also tend to confirm or reveal new pieces of information as well, such as the newfound knowlege that my ggg grandfather James Horner was a Freemason like myself, or that my great Uncle Vic Horner, besides serving as a private soldier in the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry during WW1, rose to the rank of Captain in the Royal Canadian Artillery reserves post-war.

I only manage and maintain a small number of family related memorials with the aim of adding photos, bios and genealogical data I have ready to hand. Linking mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, brothers and sisters, etc is one of my priorities. That is to say, I'm related to every single one of them and proud of them all.....
.... so if you contact me wanting any of my memorials transferred please be a direct descendant (blood relative) as per the Find a Grave community guidelines. I have a detailed family tree so please be specific. I will know who you are and I look forward to hearing from you.

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