Private MURDO MORRISON
Last address in Lewis: 10 Borve,
Son of Angus and Effie Morrison, of 10, Borve, Barvas, Stornoway.
Service unit: 2nd Seaforth Highlanders
Service number: 3/6579
Enlisted at Fort George, Inverness
Date of death: 17 May 1915 at the age of 23
Died of wounds
Interred: Bailleul Communal Cemetery extension (Nord), grave I. A. 53.
Local memorial: North Lewis, Borve
Crossed to France 25 August 1914
His brother Murdo served with the Canadians and survived the war; his
brother Malcolm died of wounds serving with the Cameron Highlanders in 1916.
Battalion war diary
The battalion remains engaged in the 2nd battle of Ypres
5pm: Attempt to use gas by enemy, only one platoon affected. Very wet
day and renches in bad state. Trench work done during the night. "Shell
Trap" farm being put into state of defence. Trenches, parapet and
traverse also being worked on.
It stands to reason that Murdo was wounded on a preceding date, and was
taken to a field hospital behind the line; Bailleul is some distance
south of Ypres.