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Murdo Nicolson

Murdo Nicolson

Murdo Nicolson (1872-1916) was a son of Kenneth Nicolson and Catherine MacDonald, 11 Calbost.  

In Lochs, in 1901, he married Isabella Macleod, 8 Calbost. Murdo and Isabella settled on 11 Calbost.

He enrolled in the Royal Naval Reserve, S/N DA7916, on July 22, 1915. His record indicates that he was 5 ft 8in tall with grey eyes and a fresh complexion. Murdo served in the Royal Navy during the First World War on HMS Zaria and HMD Herring Fisher.  He was lost  on 22nd June 1916 on HMD Laurel Crown in the North Sea as a result of a mine explosion.

His name is commemorated on the Chatham War Memorial, Loyal Lewis, the Pairc War Memorial and the Lewis War Memorial in Stornoway.

Murdo left a widow and a young family of nine children, the youngest of which was not yet born. 



Title: Murdo Nicolson
Record Type: People
Gaelic Name: Murchadh Choinnich Mhurchaidh
Date of Birth: 18-01-1872
Date of Death: 22-06-1916
Date of Marriage: 21-11-1901
Occupation: Royal Naval Reservist, Royal Navy
Sex: Male
Bk Reference: CEP 2472
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 24562