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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.