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Murdo Macritchie

Murdo Macritchie

Murdo Macritchie (1905-1941) was a son of Kenneth Macritchie and Colina Matheson, 38 Gravir.

He enrolled in the Royal Naval Reserve, S/Ns AX13191, BX8287 and CX7309, on February 5, 1926. His records indicated that he was 5ft 4in tall with brown hair, brown eyes and a fresh complexion. He was a fisherman on Buckie, Fraserburgh and Stornoway registered fishing boats. In 1936 he was living at 34 Chancellor Street and working in the shipyards as a Rigger.

In 1938 he joined the Merchant Navy and made one trip to the Mediterranean on the SS Bosnia.

Murdo was Mobilised on September 6, 1939 and served in the Royal Navy (Patrol Service) in World War Two. Based at HMS Defiance HMS Europa, HMS Fortitude and aboard HMS Rochbonne and HMS Queen Emma.

Murdo was lost  when HMT Rochebonne was attacked in an Air Raid off the Lizard. His name is commemorated on the Lowestoft War Memorial, the Pairc War Memorial and the Lewis Memorial in Stornoway.



Title: Murdo Macritchie
Record Type: People
Gaelic Name: Murchadh Choinnich Thormoid
Date of Birth: 18-06-1905
Date of Death: 07-04-1941
Occupation: Fisherman, Royal Naval Reservist, Rigger, Merchant Navy, Royal Navy
Sex: Male
Bk Reference: CEP 1266
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 9246