Donald Murray, 31 Swainbost

Last address in Lewis: 31 Swainbost
Son of Angus Murray, 31 Swainbost
Service unit: Merchant Marine, SS Saint Jerome
Service number: 140539
Date of death: 31 December 1917 at the age of 26
Went missing, presumed drowned at Curtis Bay, Baltimore

Stornoway Gazette
Mr Angus Murray, 31 Swainbost, has received intimation that his son Donald, who was a sailor on a merchant steamer, was drowned in Baltimore harbour at the end of December 1917. He was ashore buying some clothing and on returning to the steamer he slipped off the wharf, the whole place being one sheet of ice at the time.

Donald was for some time mail driver between Ness and Stornoway, before the advent of the motorcar, and was a great favourite on the entire route. Much sympathy is extended to his parents, brothers and sisters in their bereavement.

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