Seaman MURDO MACDONALD
Last address in Lewis: 41 Leurbost,
Son of Donald and Christina McLeod McDonald, of Leurbost;
Husband of Mary McRae McDonald, of Leurbost,
Service unit: Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Defense
Service number: 2964/B
Date of birth: 1884
Date of death: 31 May 1916 at the age of 31
Lost at the Battle of Jutland.
Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial, panel 18,
Local memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost
Had been married for only 3 weeks
Murdo appears in the 1901 census, aged 16, the son of Donald (57) and Christy (45), and brother of Isabella (19), Margaret (13) and Mary Ann (11). The 1891 census also shows Murdo aged 7, and his older siblings Roderick (13) and Chirstina (11).
His brother Peter was killed in action serving with the Seaforth Highlanders only a month before; his brother Roderick served in the RNR but survived the war.