Murdo Macgregor, 12C Tolsta Chaolais
Company Sergeant-Major MURDO MACGREGOR
Last address in Lewis: 12C Tolsta Chaolais,
Son of Duncan Macgregor, of 12c, Tolsta Choalais, Stornoway;
Husband of Marion Macgregor, of 255, Cumberland St., South Side, Glasgow.
Service unit: 2nd Seaforth Highlanders
Service number: 9314
Enlisted at Glasgow
Date of death: 1 July 1916 at the age of 30
Killed in action in Beaumont Hamel
Went to France in August 1914, wounded in 1915
Recommended for distinguished conduct in the Field, Oct., 1915
Memorial: Thiepval, Pier and Face 15C
Local memorial: Tolsta Chaolais
Murdo appears in the 1901 census, aged 14, the son of Duncan (55) and Katie (50) and brother to Neil (18), John (16), John M L (10) and Donald M M (7).
His brother Donald also served in the 2nd Seaforths and was wounded on the same day that Murdo was killed; Donald was finally discharged in 1918. His brother John was in the Ross Mountain Battery, Neil in the RNR and Norman in the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders.
Battalion war diary for 1 July 1916
Picture of the inscription for Murdo at Thiepval Memorial, image courtesy Peter Macgregor