Murdo Macdonald, 16 Shulishader

Last address in Lewis: 16 Shulishader
Son of Torquil and Marion MacDonald.
Service: Merchant Navy
Date of death: 11 July 1943 at the age of 36
Lost in bombing of SS California off Portugal
Memorial: Tower Hill, panel 22
Local memorial: Point, Garrabost

Stornoway Gazette, 10 September 1943
We regret to record that Murdo Macdonald, MN, 16 Shader Point, is presumed lost as a result of enemy action. Murdo was 36 years of age and was a sailor since he was quite a young chap. He was a very companionable man and made friends with all whom he met. His face always wore a smile. A gloom was cast over the village when the news spread that he was not among the survivors from his ship. His two sisters and two brothers and an aunt survive him. The youngest of the family, Cpl Alex Macdonald, RAMC, is on active service. To the sorrowing family, we extend deep sympathy in their bereavement.

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