Murdo Macleod, 54 Coll

Last address in Lewis: 54 Coll
Son of Angus and Christina McLeod, of 34, Coll Back, Stornoway.
Service unit: 1st Seaforth Highlanders
Service number: S/8720
Enlisted at Clydebank, Renfrewshire.
Date of death: 7 January 1916 at the age of 25
Killed in action
Memorial: Basra Memorial, Iraq, Panel 37 and 64

Murdo is shown as a 1-year old at Coll Shepherd House in the 1891 census, with his brother Angus just 2 months old. His father Angus (27) and mother Christina (24) are present as well. A decade later, three younger siblings appear, namely John (8), Isabella (4) and Margaret (1).

His brother Angus served in the Canadian Army, and his brother John was in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary service. Both survived the war.

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