Seaman MURDO FERGUSON
Last address in Lewis: 3 Lemreway,
Son of Murdo and Christina Ferguson
Husband of Betsy Ferguson, of 3, Lemreway, Lochs, Stornoway, with 4 children
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMT Morgan Jones
Service number: 258/SD
Date of birth: 3 December 1871
Date of death: 1 January 1919 at the age of 48
Drowned in sinking of HMY Iolaire
Interred: Gravir Cemetery New Ground, southeast part
Local memorial: Pairc, Kershader
Called up at outbreak of war
Murdo was one of the children of Murdo (1821) and Christina (1831), the others being Kate 1854, Angus 1856, Christy 1858, Kenneth 1861, Donald 1863, Ishbel 1866, Calum
1868, Margaret 1870, and Angus 1874.
Murdo had four children, John (1905), Kenneth (1908), Mary (1912) and Murdo (1907).
His brother Angus also served in the RNR, but survived the war.