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John Murdo Macdonald

John Murdo Macdonald

John Murdo Macdonald (1899-1917) was a son of Donald Macdonald and Peggy Macmillan, 7 Kershader.

He enrolled in the Royal Naval Reserve, S/N DA14335, on January 19, 1917. His record indicates that he was 5ft 4in tall, light blue eyes and a fresh complexion. John Murdo was immediately Mobilised and served in the Royal Navy in the First World War. Based at HMS Pembroke and aboard HMS Halcyon and HMS Thalia.

He died of Tuberculosis in Chatham Hospital and is buried in Gillingham New Cemetery. John Murdo's name is commemorated on the Pairc War Memorial and the Lewis War Memorial in Stornoway.


Title: John Murdo Macdonald
Record Type: People
Gaelic Name: Iain Murchadh Dhòmhnaill Iain
Date of Birth: 18-01-1899
Date of Death: 02-07-1917
Occupation: Royal Naval Reservist, Royal Navy
Sex: Male
Bk Reference: CEP 3011
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 36090