Private MURDO MACLEAN
Last address in Lewis: 9 Dun Carloway,
Son of Murdo and Margaret MacLean, 9, Doune Carloway, Stornoway.
Service unit: 1st Gordon Highlanders
Service number: 3/5998
Enlisted at Stornoway
Date of death: 14 July 1915 at the age of 19
Died of wounds, sustained in France on 13 May 1915
Interred: Eastern Cemetery, Boulogne, grave VIII. B. 60
Local memorial: Carloway
Murdo appears in the 1901 census, aged 5,
the son of Murdo (50) and Maggie (37) and brother of John (14), Bella
(12), Jessie (8), Kate (3) and Donald (9 months).
His brother Donald died of influenza, having served in the RNR, on Armistice Day 1918.
Stornoway Gazette, 22 November 1918
We regret to have to state that official intimation has been received by
Mrs Margaret Maclean, 9 Doune, that her son Donald has died of
pneumonia in hospital at Granton. The deceased, who was over 18 years of
age, joined up at the end of last summer and served for a while on an
east coast patrol. He was a fine cheerful lad and a general favourite. His other brother, Murdo, died of wounds in France three years ago. Much
sympathy is felt for Mrs Maclean and their daughters in their