Private MURDO MACDONALD
Last address in Lewis: 2 Caversta,
Son of Donald Macdonald and Margaret Kemp, 2 Caversta
Service unit: 1st Gordon Highlanders
Service number: 3/5618
Enlisted at Stornoway
Date of death: 25 September 1915 at the age of 20
Killed in action at Loos
Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate), panel 38,
Local memorial: Park, Kershader
Decoration(s):Entitled to Mons Star
Previously wounded, only once home on leave, saw a great deal of service.
Murdo was one of the children of Donald (An Covey) and Margaret (nee Kemp), the others being Angus John, Ann, Barbara (1906), Catherine Ann (1898), Christina, Donald, Donald and Margaret.
The 1901 census shows the family at Caversta, headed by Donald (37) and Peggie [Margaret] (33), and Christy (9), Murdo (7), Donald (5), Katy Ann (3) and Peggie (2 months).
Two of his brothers, both named Donald, served in the RNR during the war and survived.