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Murdo Macleod

Murdo Macleod

Murdo (1904-1973) was the son of John Macleod and Margaret Murray of 56 North Tolsta.

In 1916 his father was killed during the Battle of Jutland.

He married Christina Campbell, of Hillside Cottage, North Tolsta, and settled with her at Carnan Ban, North Tolsta. The couple had seven children: six girls and one boy.

During the Second World War he served with the Royal Naval Reserves; he was Leading Seaman aboard the HMS Skipjack. On the 1st of June 1940, during the evacuation of the British Army from Dunkirk, the HMS Skipjack was subjected to a direct hit by enemy bombers and sank with most of the 300 troops and crew. Murdo was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for his actions.



Title: Murdo Macleod
Record Type: People
Gaelic Name: Murchadh Sheonaidh (Choinnich)
Also Known As: Am Black
Date of Birth: 1904
Date of Death: 1973
Sex: Male
Bk Reference: CET 2735
Record Maintained By: CET
Subject Id: 93457