Murdo Matheson, 3 Upper Shader

Last address in Lewis: 3 Upper Shader,
Son of John and Mary Matheson, of 3, Upper Shader, Barvas, Stornoway, Lewis, Scotland.
Service unit: 12th Australian Infantry
Service number: 465
Date of death: 6 April 1917 at the age of 26
Killed in action in France
Memorial: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial,
Local memorial: North Lewis, Borve
Had previously been seriously wounded at Gallipoli

Height: 5 ft 3½ in
Complexion: Dark
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown
Religious denomination: Presbyterian
Occupation / trade: Miner

Joined up in Pontville, Tasmania
Date of attestation: 20 August 1914
Age at attestation: 28 years 3 months 

Murdo appears in the 1901 census at 3B Upper Shader, aged 10, the son of John (44) and Mary (36) and brother of Ann (14), Bella (12), John (8), Peggy (6), Mary (4) and Malm [Malcolm] (2).

His brother Malcolm served in the Trawler section of the RNR and survived the war.

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