Murdo Macleod, 7 Ranish

Last address in Lewis: 7 Ranish,
Son of Duncan J. and Betsy MacLeod, of 7, Ranish.
Service unit: B Coy. 43rd Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)
Service number: 153873
Date of death: 7 June 1916 at the age of 30
Killed in action at the Somme
Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panel 24, 26, 28, 30
Local memorial: North Lochs, Crossbost

Date of birth: 14 October 1886
Place of birth: Isle of Lewis
Height: 5 ft 11 in
Complexion: Fair
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Fair
Religion: Presbyterian
Trade / occupation: Dredgeman
Volunteered at Winnipeg on 29 September 1915
Murdo appears in the 1901 census, aged 13, the son of Duncan (45) and Betsy (40), and brother of John (17), Malcolm (11), Duncan (8), Catie (4) and Alexander John (2). 

His brothers John and Malcolm also served in the Canadians, but survived the war, as did Duncan ( RNR) and Alexander (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders).

No comments:

Post a Comment