Angus Murray, 8 Swainbost

Lance Corporal ANGUS MURRAY
Last address in Lewis: 8 Swainbost,
Son of Donald and Catherine McIver Murray, of 8, Swainbost, Ness, Stornoway.
Service unit: 2nd Seaforth Highlanders
Service number: 3/7282
Enlisted at Stornoway
Date of death: 21 May 1915 at the age of 18
Died of wounds in Boulogne. Wounds sustained on 25 April 1915.
Interred: Boulogne, Eastern Cemetery, VIII. D. 40
Local memorial: North Lewis, Cross

The 1901 census shows Angus, aged 4, at 2 Swainbost, at the home of his grandparents John (55) and Annie (54) Maciver, and his parents Donald (38) and Chirsty (33) Murray, as well as his siblings Murdo (5) and John (2).

His brother Murdo served in the RAF, and his brother John was in the RNR. Both survived the war.

From the battalion war diary
Angus died at Boulogne where he would have been transferred for treatment. On 21 May 1915, the battalion was relieved by the 7th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, and transferred to the dugouts in the east bank of the Yser Canal, north of Ypres. 

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