Donald Murray, 33 South Dell
Seaman DONALD MURRAY
Last address in Lewis: 33 South Dell,
Son of Murdo and Catherine Murray, of South Dell, Ness; husband of Mary McDonald Murray, of 33, South Dell, Ness, Island of Lewis.
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Clan MacNaughton
Service number: 3275C
Year of birth: 1878
Date of death: 3 February 1915 at the age of 37
Drowned in sinking of ship
Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial, panel 14
Local memorial: North Lewis, Cross
Left widow and 5 children
Donald is shown in the 1891 census aged 13, at 17 South Dell at home with his parents Murdo (48) and Catherine (46) as well as his siblings Norman (18), Malcolm (15) and Janet (9).
In the 1901 census he is shown aged 23, a retired militia man, living at 26 South Dell at the house of his parents Murdo (26) and Catherina (56) as well as his older brother Norman (28).