Murdo Murray, 5 South Dell
Private MURDO MURRAY
Last address in Lewis: 5 South Dell,
Son of Donald and Catherine Murray, of 5, Aird South, Ness;
Husband of Kate Murray, of 79 and 80, Cross Skigersta Rd., Ness, Stornoway.
Service unit: 1st Seaforth Highlanders
Service number: 3/7054
Enlisted at Stornoway
Date of death: 9 May 1915 at the age of 31
Killed in action in Flanders
Memorial: Le Touret Memorial, Panel 38 and 39
Local memorial: North Lewis, Cross
Murdo is shown in the 1891 census aged 6, at home in South Dell with his parents Donald (31) and Catherine (33) and his siblings Christina (5), Bella (2) and Alexander (2 months).
His brother Donald, serving in the 2nd Seaforth Highlanders, was killed during the Battle of the Somme in October 1916. His brothers Norman and Alexander served in the RNR and survived the war.