Seaman MURDO NICOLSON
Murchadh, Coinneach Mhurchaidh
Last address in Lewis: 11 Calbost,
Son of Kenneth and Catherine Nicolson,
Married to Isabella Macleod, and had 9 children
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMD Laurel Crown
Service number: 7916DA
Born in March 1872
Date of death: 22 June 1916 at the age of 45
Died in mining of ship in the North Sea
Local memorial: Pairc, Kershader
Murdo's children were Angus (1913), Dolina (1906), John (1908), John (1901), Kenneth (1909), Murdina (1916 - not yet born at the time of Murdo's death), Murdo (1903), Donald (1911) and an unnamed female infant who did not live beyond the year of her birth, 1914.
Murdo was one of the children of Kenneth Nicolson (1843) and Catherine (1841), the others being Ann (1868), Annabella (1884), Catherine (1889), Christina (1877), Donald (1870), Isabella (1873), James (1882, died in infancy), John (1875), Kenneth (1879) and Mary (1886).