Private MURDO MACLEOD
Last address in Lewis: 2 Geshader,
Son of Malcolm and Kirsty Macleod,
Married in Glasgow to girl from Skye. Had 2 children.
Service unit: Seaforth Highlanders
Year of birth: 1886
Date of death: 13 October 1918 at the age of 35
Killed in action in France
Local memorial: Uig, Timsgarry
Had been resident in Glasgow for more than 12 years
Murdo was one of the children of Malcolm (1850) and Christina (1861), the others being Ann, Christina (1895), George (1887) and William (1898).
His brother William served in the RNR, but survived the war.
Stornoway Gazette, 28 February 1919
A wave of sorrow passed over Geshader some time ago when It became known
that Pte. Murdo MacLeod, Seaforths, eldest son of Mr Malcolm MacLeod, 2
Geshader, was killed, in action on 13th October last. He was first
reported missing and some slight hopes were entertained for his safety
for a month or two until his commanding officer notified his wife that
he had been killed in action on the above date. Murdo left his home in
Geshader about twelve years ago and settled in Glasgow, where he was
employed for some time as a railway porter and latterly on the sub-way,
until he was called up about eighteen months ago. He crossed to France
last April and was in many hot scrapes, out of which he escaped
scatheless until the day he fell. Murdo was a general favourite and the
sympathy of the whole community goes out to his two young children, his
aged parents, and, his brothers and sisters in their sore bereavement.