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Murdo (1888-1977) was a son of John Maclennan and Ann Macdonald from 8 Kirkibost. Murdo inherited the croft at 8 Kirkibost and settled there. In 1920, at Plantation Road in Stornoway, Murdo married Kate Mary Maclennan from 10 Kirkibost. The couple settled at 8 Kirkibost and had five children.
Murdo enrolled with the Royal Naval Reserve on 3rd February 1911, and during the First World War, Murdo served on board the HMS Laurentic; he was discharged owing to ill health in December 1916. Murdo's service number was A3324 and his record (held by The National Archives) notes that he was was 5' 7½" tall, had a chest measurement of 35¼ ", had a fresh complexion, and light brown eyes.
Murdo was the owner of the Mizpah fishing boat which had been built by Murdo's father John.